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Gale U.S. History - Topic - Civil Rights Movement [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Gale eBooks - American Social Reform Movements Reference Library [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Infobase: African American History [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Gale eBooks: Critical Perspectives on Social Justice [Login Info: Library Website>Research] The Civil Rights Movement: An Introduction - Khan Academy. Civil Rights Resource Guide: External Web Sites - Library of Congress. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, from PBS The site includes resources about the civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin.

Civil Rights Resource Guide: External Web Sites - Library of Congress

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site The site consists of the Monroe Elementary School, one of the four segregated elementary schools for African-American children in Topeka, and the adjacent grounds. The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925. Civil Rights History Project   The March on Washington For many Americans, the calls for racial equality and a more just society emanating from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, deeply affected their views of racial segregation and intolerance in the nation.

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Since the occasion of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago, much has been written and discussed about the moment, its impact on society,... Collecting and Presenting the Freedom Struggle at the Library of Congress What makes a mass social movement? How is it defined? What happened as part of the movement and why? Civil Rights Movement: Timeline and Definition - Gale Ebooks - Social Change in the 21st Century [Login Info: Library Website>Reference] Gale Ebooks - Racism in America, A Reference Handbook [Login Info: Library Website>Research]

King Resources Overview - Stanford University. American Experience. Groups During the American Civil Rights Movement. The Black Panthers Founded in Oakland in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P.

Groups During the American Civil Rights Movement

Newton, the Black Panthers gained national attention for their militancy, Maoism, uniforms, and willingness to bear arms near police. Yet critics tended to ignore the fact that the Panthers' carrying of guns was legal under California law, and to overlook their many non-controversial activities, including running medical clinics and free breakfast programs for the poor. The goal of ending police brutality was only one of a ten-point Panther program that emphasized social and economic justice. Like Malcolm X, the Panthers would not renounce the use of force in self-defense, and they inevitably courted violence. Branded "the greatest threat" to America's internal security by FBI Director J. Responses Coming from the Civil Rights Movement. Alabama: Anti-Freedom Rider Mobs (1961) Angry crowds greeted the Freedom Riders in Alabama on May 14, 1961.

Responses Coming from the Civil Rights Movement

The integrated Greyhound buses carrying both black and white members of the Congress of Racial Equality had traveled from Washington, D.C. with only minor incidents. But on Mother's Day, when the buses entered Alabama, the first bus was stoned, tires were slashed and a firebomb destroyed the vehicle. The second bus was met by another mob in Birmingham and one rider was paralyzed in the ensuing violence.

The bus company did not want to risk continuing the ride and the original Freedom Riders traveled home by air. Gale Ebooks - Race in the Criminal Justice System [Login Info: Library Website>Research] People Of The Civil Rights Movement: Part 1. Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990) The 29-year-old minister of Montgomery, Alabama's First Baptist Church, Ralph Abernathy took a leading role in the 1955-56 bus boycott in that city, and had his home and church bombed as a result.

People Of The Civil Rights Movement: Part 1

Called "the best friend that I have in the world" by fellow minister and activist Martin Luther King, Jr., Abernathy traveled with King as a representative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was jailed 19 times between 1961 and 1965. After King's 1968 assassination, Abernathy led the Poor People's Campaign and ran the SCLC until 1977. Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) (1942-) The only three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Cassius Clay grew up in segregated Louisville and was deeply affected by the murder of Emmett Till. Clay became a boxer and suffered the indignation of winning an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 1960 and being refused restaurant service upon his return home.

Roy Bryant (1931-1994) and J. ACLU: Racial Justice. The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which there would be equal justice for all.

ACLU: Racial Justice

More than two hundred years later, it has yet to be achieved. Though generations of civil rights activism have led to important gains in legal, political, social, educational, and other spheres, the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the institution of slavery marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free. Civil Rights Movement: Timeline, Key Events & Leaders - The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.

Civil Rights Movement: Timeline, Key Events & Leaders -

The Civil War had officially abolished slavery, but it didn’t end discrimination against blacks—they continued to endure the devastating effects of racism, especially in the South. By the mid-20th century, African Americans had had more than enough of prejudice and violence against them. Q&A: Historian Compares Today’s Protests to Civil Rights Movement of ’50s and ’60s - University of Virginia. People have taken to the streets in cities around the country and the world over the past week – with some demonstrations peaceful and some becoming chaotic and violent – to protest recent killings of black Americans and racial injustice.

Q&A: Historian Compares Today’s Protests to Civil Rights Movement of ’50s and ’60s - University of Virginia

UVA Today asked Kevin Gaines, the University of Virginia’s inaugural Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice, to give context to current events. He reflected on what was happening in the U.S. in the mid-20th century that brought about the civil rights movement, similarities and differences with recent protests, and the struggles for social and economic equality that remain. Gaines, who holds appointments in the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African-American and African Studies and in the Corcoran Department of History, came to UVA in 2018. He researches and teaches African American history and culture, extending to the global circulation of African American narratives of freedom and liberation. ProQuest NY Times: Civil Rights [Login Info: Library Website>Research] 2020 is not 1968: To Understand Today’s Protests, You Must Look Further Back - National Geographic.

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2020 is not 1968: To Understand Today’s Protests, You Must Look Further Back - National Geographic

Rap Brown once said that “violence is as American as cherry pie.” Over the last two weeks, more than a thousand protests—most of them peaceful, though some devolved into violence—have swept across America caused by outrage over the death of George Floyd, recorded as a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down. Gale Ebooks - Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Gale Ebooks - Environmental Racism and Classism [Login Info: Library Website>Research]