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civil rights movement(s)

any political organization seeking to gain CIVIL RIGHTS for a particular group in a society. The best-known civil rights movement came into existence in the US with the aim of enforcing those civil rights guaranteed to blacks by the constitution but traditionally denied to them. It was influential in the passing of the Civil Rights Act 1964, which contained strong antidiscrimination legislation. Since the mid-1960s the movement has concentrated its efforts on ensuring that the legislation has been enforced. Several other organizations have consciously modelled themselves on the American Civil Rights Movement. Most notably, the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association was founded in 1968 to force the issue of civil rights for Roman Catholics into the political arena. See also CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.
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By linking the historic sites, routes, corridors, and regions that defined the struggle for African-American equality, this bill will deepen our understanding of the relationships between the people and places of the modern Civil Rights movement, and help us to better appreciate its context and complexity.
The study is divided both chronologically and thematically as it examines numerous intriguing topics in great detail, such as how the Vietnam War helped to destroy the biracial alliance that the New Left, SNCC, and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) had formed during the early stages of the civil rights movement.
Considering the importance of the Civil Rights Movement, children need to be introduced to the related concepts early in their school experiences, and teachers need to consider students' developmental needs and curriculum standards in order to provide appropriate content and methods of instruction.
In fact, in her chapter on the civil rights struggle concerning the City University of New York, Martha Biondi reiterates that education struggles have been central to civil rights movements and that "the integration of CUNY has been the most significant civil rights victory in higher education in the history of the United States (p.
By having weak or non-existent standards for history, particularly for the civil rights movement, they are saying loud and clear that it isn't something students need learn" (PR Newswire 9/28/11).
So we have a portrait of the civil rights movement in the south, and the 'Black Liberation movement' happening later in the North and West.
Professor Moye convincly demonstrates how the civil rights movement was able to generate a successful challenge to the structures of slavery and sharecropper society in Sunflower County.
The civil rights movement was inspired and given by the Holy Spirit, birthed in the church and bathed in prayer.
Matthew Whitaker's Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) reminds us that the South, the East and the Midwest were not the only theaters of activity in the Civil Rights Movement.
Numerous books have been written on American Civil Rights history: The Civil Rights Movement In American History differs in its blend of overview of events and how the movement is currently being remembered in American politics and culture.
In addition, Chicago's immigrant movement is powered, in part, by techniques honed during the civil rights movement.
The color blind emphasis (or attempts to erase the color line) which characterizes the overall multiracial movement in some ways seems a setback to the civil rights movement and in other ways may be seen as helping the ideals of the civil rights movement come to fruition.

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