civil rights


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Related to civil rights: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act

civil rights

pl.n.
The rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution and by subsequent acts of Congress, including civil liberties, due process, equal protection of the laws, and freedom from discrimination.
adj. or civ·il-rights (sĭv′əl-rīts′)
1. Of or relating to such rights or privileges: civil rights legislation.
2. Of or relating to a political movement, especially during the 1950s and 1960s, devoted to securing equal opportunity and treatment for members of minority groups.

civil rights

pl n
1. (Law) the personal rights of the individual citizen, in most countries upheld by law, as in the US
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (modifier) of, relating to, or promoting equality in social, economic, and political rights

civ′il rights′


n.pl.
(often caps.)
rights to personal liberty, esp. as established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts.
[1715–25]
civ′il-rights′, adj.
Translations
občanská práva
borgerrettigheder
kansalaisoikeudet
građanska prava
公民権
시민권
medborgerliga rättigheter
สิทธิที่เท่ากันของพลเมือง
quyền công dân

civil rights

npldiritti mpl civili

civil rights

حُقُوق مَدَنِيِّة občanská práva borgerrettigheder Bürgerrechte πολιτικά δικαιώματα derechos civiles kansalaisoikeudet droits civiques građanska prava diritti civili 公民権 시민권 burgerrechten borgerrettigheter prawa obywatelskie direitos cívicos, direitos civis гражданские права medborgerliga rättigheter สิทธิที่เท่ากันของพลเมือง vatandaşlık hakları quyền công dân 公民权利
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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.
In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights.
The true purpose of this bill is to hobble nonprofit organizations, including the ACLU, from working to protect all people's civil rights and civil liberties.
The report, Realize the Dream: Quality Education Is a Civil Right, explains how well-run education programs can inform policies and how wise policies can encourage effective education reforms.
This was especially important for southern courts, which feared that the federal government would intervene in their regulation of interracial relationships if interracial romance and marriage were viewed as civil rights issues.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in mourning the passing of former EEOC Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien, accomplished civil rights lawyer and champion of civil rights over a long and successful career.
The new civil rights museum will be located within Pemberton Place, the home of the future new World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.
For the foreseeable future, the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 is quite clear.
Narrator C: In 1932, Rosa marries Raymond Parks, a barber who attends civil rights meetings in secret.
As the son of parents active in civil rights and the local NAACP chapter of his hometown of Camden, New Jersey, Gordon is both literally and figuratively a child of the civil rights movement.
Some of this history you've probably seen in such films as Mississippi Burning, which supposedly describes the FBI's efforts to find the murderers of three civil rights workers in 1964.
Many say the Civil Rights Movement began on December 1, 1955, when the legendary Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and was arrested.