Civil Rights movement

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Noun1.Civil Rights movement - movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
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From our Revolution to the Civil War, to the Great Depression, to the Civil Rights movement, our people have always mustered the determination to construct from these crises the pillars of our history.
The African American Civil Rights Network Act will also establish a National Park Service (NPS) program to educate the public, and provide technical assistance for documenting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
The escalation of US involvement in the Vietnam War in 1965 pushed the civil rights movement and the accompanying legislation to the sidelines very quickly.
This contribution examines the role that African American educators played in the Birmingham, Alabama, Civil Rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day.
The Civil Rights Movement is today just as important a topic as it was in 1954 when Chief Justice Warren of the United States Supreme Court wrote in Brown v.
Due to the historical interpretation by the authors of these chapters of a diverse array of leaders, organizations, and community struggles, this book dismisses the easy periodization and false characterization of an earlier, southern, united, civil rights movement and then later, more militant, fragmented, urban, identity-based power movements.
civil rights movement for all 50 states and Washington, D.
They met during the Montgomery Bus Boycott where Kuettner recognized King's charisma and gained an appreciation of the pressures that King encountered from blacks and whites as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
He brought his enthusiasm to continue the civil rights movement with him, even though he was only one of two black undergraduate students.
John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illustrations by Benny Andrews.
As the civil rights movement gains strength among young black people in the South, Rob and his friends back home help organize a sit-in at a Virginia Woolworth's lunch counter that won't serve African Americans, a protest that turns violent.
They don't think to call it the southern civil rights movement because the southern-ness of the movement is taken for granted.

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