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Welcome to the Children's Encyclopedia of the Civil Rights Movement WikiEdit

A brief overview of some of the key aspects of the Civil Rights movement and lesser-known Civil Rights movement activists compiled into a friendly wiki made for 1st Graders.

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MOVEMENT - Key events related to the Civil Rights include the following: 1948 - Equality in armed forces, 1954 Brown V Board of Education. 1955 Murder of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on the bus and the bus boycott. 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) established, 1960 Four black student begin sit-in at lunch counter, Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC) founded, 1961 "Freedom Riders" test interstate travel laws, 1962 James Meredith 1st Black University Student, 1962 around 200,00 March on Washington and Martin Luther King gives "I have a Dream" speech, 1964 24th Amendment abolishing poll tax, the Civil Rights act of 1964, and three white Civil Rights Workers murdered. 1965 "Blood Sunday" happens at Alabama March, and the Voting act of 1965. 1966 the Black Panthers founded, 1968 Martin Luther King was killed also the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed. 1988 Congress passes Civil Rights Reconstruction Act. There are countless events going back over one hundred years to current day that relate to the Civil Rights struggles and changes in the United States. Action, law, change and acceptance are part of what currently continue to lead Civil Right involvement in current time. Our future will continue to see the Civil Rights movement continue to direct our country in the direction of equality for all.

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