Born in the United States in 1929, Mae Mallory was a radical civil rights activist. As a young mother, Mallory organized and became spokesperson of the Harlem Nine, who spoke out about the poor conditions of the segregated black schools in New York City. She actively fought for equal opportunities in inner city school districts, and has widely been credited for desegregating New York City schools and bringing attention to segregation in the northern cities. Mallory and fellow activist Robert Williams were falsely accused and arrested for kidnapping a white couple in 1961. Mallory was sentenced to 16-20 years in prison by an all white jury. The verdict was eventually overturned and Mallory and Williams released. Mae Mallory continued fighting for the rights of black people all over the world, including helping to organize the sixth Pan-African Congress, until her death in 2007. Mae reminds us to be Independent, Courageous, and Resilient. These earrings are named in her honor. Shop The Mae earring today!