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Legislation

Civil Rights Act of 1964

  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation; it was originally proposed by President Kennedy on June 19, 1963 and was signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson. The Civil...

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Events

Emmett Till

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

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Southern Manifesto

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

Events

Sit-In Movement

  Many African Americans inspired by the , the unjust murder of and the courage of had been...

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