Civil Rights movement

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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

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By working with our National Park Service to honor the key sites and moments of the Civil Rights Movement, we can help preserve the legacy and struggle of those who risked their lives to demand full and equal participation in our democracy, said Brown.
Lucks examines the impact of the Vietnam War on the evolving civil rights movement and subsequently argues that "the Vietnam War had a corrosive impact on the civil rights movement and adversely affected African American citizens and soldiers" because "African Americans had to choose sides" (2).
As a part of children's education, the study of the Civil Rights Movement can help us achieve Chief Justice Warren's stated ideal.
However, the addition of the final two chapters by Wilbur Rich and Jerald Podair detailing the racial tensions in New York City during the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations don't work as well in trying to lengthen the reach of the civil rights movement into the present.
A general trend emerged: the further away from the South and the smaller the African American population in an area, the less attention was paid to the civil rights movement.
Clark junior Harry Banks was there along with the rest of his Civil Rights Movement class.
These lessons were pre-cursors to his involvement in the civil rights movement under the tutelage of Martin Luther King Jr.
This would be a valuable accompaniment to any study of the civil rights movement.
The early civil rights movement in New York is the story of Jackie Robinson to Paul Robeson to Malcolm X, a trajectory from integrationist optimism to Black Nationalist critique, with a flourishing African American left at its center.
Rosa Parks: The Movement Organizes by Kai Friese--part of a nine-volume series, The History of the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Eldom Morris (Silver Burdett), 1990
He then examines how the civil rights movement emerged during the mid 1950s from a tiny group of Afro-American professionals and farm owners following the Supreme Court's decision over Brown.
McKissic, who runs a group of anti-gay pastors called Not On My Watch, said he is offended that gay rights activists employ the language of the civil rights movement.
I look at the women's movement, the movement of lesbians and gays, the Hispanic movement, the Native American movement--all these movements say they took their cues from the African-American civil rights movement.
For African American laborers, faith in white unions alternated with distrust: Faith infused the Civil Rights Movement while Black Power was ingrained with distrust.
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