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Civil Rights Act of 1957

  The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 9, 1957 and was originally proposed by Attorney General Hebert Brownell. This Act was the first legislative civil rights...

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Southern Manifesto

What is the Southern Manifesto? In 1956 politicians from southern states issued the Declaration of...


Emmett Till

His mother insisted in displaying his son’s body in a glass topped casket so that the world could...


Freedom Summer

In 1964 decided to concentrate their efforts in voter registration in Mississippi which was lagging...

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