civil rights worker


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Synonyms for civil rights worker

a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

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What happened was threatening letters left on the synagogue's lawn, phone calls from gentile friends warning against cooperation with the civil rights workers and visits to their shops from black preachers demanding that blacks be hired as sales clerks.
During the time the three Civil Rights workers were attending their training in Ohio, the Meridian and Neshoba Klan members had decided to meet in an old abandoned gym located on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
The first leak revealed that Mississippi--through the sovereignty commission--had spied on Michael Schwerner and his wife, Rita, three months before Klansmen killed him and two other civil rights workers on June 21, 1964.
Though the civil rights era was a time of progress, it was also a time of violence, particularly against blacks in the South and against civil rights workers, both black and white.
What most people do not know about Rosa Parks is that she was a trained civil rights worker who knew the significance of staying in her front seat and not giving it up to a white man.
During the weeks after President Johnson signed the act with King in attendance, Johnsonian liberalism was tested by simmering antiwar dissent, SNCC's trend toward radicalism and racial separatism, a major outbreak of racial violence in Los Angeles, the brazen murder of civil rights worker Jonathan Daniels in Alabama's Lowndes County, and King's decision to launch a major protest campaign in Chicago.
One such time was in 1965 when the news reported that civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit mother of five, was murdered after a march from Selma to Montgomery.
I was a civil rights worker, an outside agitator to those who resisted our work.
Founder member bassist Dr Das, a former music technology teacher, civil rights worker DJ Pandit G, guitarist Chandrasonic and fellow colleagues will star between 9pm and 3am.
So, Claiborne Paul Ellis became a civil rights worker, devoted to ending segregation.
A spoken text quoted Fannie Lou Hamer, a black civil rights worker who was arrested in 1962 when she tried to register to vote and was beaten for protesting the rules that kept blacks out of the polls.
Angelou's struggles as a black woman are chronicled in her transformation from abused child, teenage mother and civil rights worker to a gifted writer.
Barney McGuigan was shouting at the young Civil Rights worker about someone being shot.
The London Met's most senior Asian officer has investigated a complaint by a black civil rights worker that he was harassed by police.
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