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Pop Quiz: 17 Things to Know About the American Civil Rights Movement

Take this World History quiz at Encyclopaedia Britannica to test your knowledge of the American civil rights movement.

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African American Civil Rights Movement - History for kids

The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most important changes in America. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation had been in place for over 100 years, there was horrible discrimination still being practiced against African-Americans. The most drastic were in the Southern states that refused to allow African-Americans to sit in the front of buses,

Martin Luther King, Jr., was known for his contributions to the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. His most famous work is his “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he spoke of his dream of the United States that is void of segregation and racism.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and social activist who led the U.S. civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his death in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States.

Rare Photographs of the US Civil Rights Struggle Beyond the South

A new book by Mark Speltz brings together over 100 rare photographs from the Civil Rights era that show its grassroots actions beyond the South.

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Matt Herron, chronicler of the US civil rights movement – in pictures

The photographer, who covered protesters across the south, has died at 89. His shot of a policeman assaulting a child won him a World Press Photo award

The civil rights movement, religion, and resistance | OUPblog

An excerpt exploring how the Civil Rights Movement might not have been successful without the spiritual empowerment that arose from the culture developed over two centuries of black American Christianity. In other words, religious impulses derived from black religious traditions made the movement move.