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Civil Rights Movement
   
Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have A Dream Speech by e-strategyblog.com on Flickr

The Civil Rights Movement established equality between both African Americans and whites. Despite the success it brought to African Americans, the Civil Rights movement was a harsh battle for African Americans, which led to many people of the black community to be punished with brutality, imprisonment and unjust laws.
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18whiteOnlySignOnRestaurantAug1938 by Image Editor on Flickr

Many blacks were separated from the white community in order for the whites to have more luxury to their lives. This occurred in places like schools, restaurants, stores, public bathrooms, movie theaters and many more places.
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I Have a Dream by Tony the Misfit on Flickr


Martin Luther King Jr was one of, if not the most influential person in the civil rights movement as well as its leader.  Using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Gandhi, King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.
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Rosa Parks Picture by wnstn on Flickr


Rosa Parks was another incredibly famous civil rights leader for her actions on a public bus. She refused to give up her seat for a white person which, in return got her imprisoned but also greatly encouraged others to participate in the civil rights movement. US Congress labeled her "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".
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Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Aerial view of the crowd of marchers on the mall and street.], 08/28/1963. by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr

The march on Washington was the second biggest march in the history of USA. It was this historical event that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. This speech has become famous throughout history.
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Friendly Airport Limousine by Chοkz on Flickr


After Rosa Parks actions on the bus, many African Americans began to protest through not using buses. Bus segregation became very popular throughout the civil rights movement.
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Little Rock Central High School by cliff1066™ on Flickr


The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the school  is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
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American Dream(Black Panthers) by williamshannon on Flickr


The Black Panther Party was an African-American revolutionary organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and U.S. politics of the 1960's. The group quickly became known due to their difference in protesting methods compared to other civil rights groups.They enacted violence in their methods to fight for equality.
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lunch at Miss Woo by Muffet on Flickr


The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent  protests which led to many stores reversing their policy regarding racial segregation in the southern area of the united states. While not the first sit ins of the African American Civil Rights Movement, the Greensboro sit-ins were an impacting action, leading to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in history.

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African-Americans and whites registering to vote at City Hall in Tallahassee, Floridaby State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr


Freedom Summer  was a campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. The project also set up dozens of Freedom Schools, Freedom Houses and community centers in small towns throughout Mississippi to aid the local black population.
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MLK - Atlanta Historic Site by joiseyshowaa on Flickr


The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They allowed racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy. The separation led to treatment, financial support and accommodations that were usually inferior to those provided for whites, creating a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages for African Americans.
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Erected by the Board of Education 1892 by swanksalot on Flickr


Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
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All Rights Reserved* by no3rdw on Flickr

Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the US regarding  the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of  "seperate but equal."

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