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The civil rights movement came about in response to the disfranchisement of African Americans and to racial segregation which was upheld with the 1896 Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.
The 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education represented a turning point; reversing the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling.

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) - Wikipedia

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The Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation ...

Civil Rights Movement - Black History - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Civil Rights Movement, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

Civil Rights Movement: An Overview | Scholastic

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Gives an overview of the Civil Rights Movement, then the Brown decision, the challenge to social segregation, voting rights, black power, and the movement's ...

American civil rights movement | Britannica.com

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Jan 27, 2017 ... American civil rights movement, mass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States that came ...

Civil Rights Chronology

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The phrase - and its many different interpretations by African Americans and whites - divides the civil rights movement. 1967: Sparked by a police raid on a black ...

The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events and Legacies | The Gilder ...

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From the earliest years of European settlement in North America, whites enslaved and oppressed black people. Although the Civil War finally brought about the ...

The Civil Rights Movement

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What is normally understood as the Civil Rights movement was in fact a grand struggle for freedom extending far beyond the valiant aims of legal rights and ...

The Civil Rights Movement: 1919-1960s, Freedom's Story ...

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The Civil Rights Movement: 1919-1960s. Kenneth R. Janken Professor, Department of African and Afro-American Studies and. Director of Experiential Education ...

America's Civil Rights Timeline | International Civil Rights Center ...

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The SCLC proved to be a major force in organizing the civil rights movement with a principle base of nonviolence and civil disobedience. King believed it was ...