Monthly Archives: October 2012

March on Washington/Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream”

March on Washington/Martin Luther King Jr. On August 5th, 1963, a huge event took place dealing with the Civil Rights movement. In Washington D.C. 200,000 assembled to peacefully protest, both blacks and whites, for equal rights of all citizens, no … Continue reading

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Greensboro Sit-in

Greensboro Sit-in

The four African American men started a national movement with their peaceful protest at an event known as the Greensboro Sit-in

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Malcolm X

    Malcolm X civil rights activist, speaks. Malcolm X                 Malcolm X was a civil rights activist in the 60’s; he championed the idea of black rights, and believed in getting their rights anyway possible, which included violence if … Continue reading

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The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party The Black Panther Party was an all black social reform group that aimed to incorporate equality for all. The Black Panthers were armed with weapons and taught in militant self-defense when their communities were attacked, or … Continue reading

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The First Freedom Rides

The First Freedom Riders In November of 1960 John F. Kennedy was elected president of the USA. Many African Americans were excited by Kennedy’s election for he had stated he was a supporter of Civil Rights. Unfortunately for the African … Continue reading

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