Civil Rights Movement- 6th Grade

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Civil Rights Movement- 6th Grade

United States Civil Rights Movement

Click on the video above to see a brief portion of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

The United States Civil Rights Movement began in 1955 and lasted until 1968. It refers to the movements of the African-American race in our country that promoted freedom and equality for all people, no matter the color of one's skin. They acted against the "law" in a civil manner to outlaw racial discrimination nationwide, focusing mostly on the southern states. This movement has made it possible for all people in our country to be treated equally in all aspects of humanity; there are no restrictions on whether a person can enter a building based solely on their race. Without this movement, where would America be? We would have no right to be referred to as the land of the free, although with the intolerant African-Americans, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I can honestly say we would still be the home of the brave. It takes a strong-willed person to be so adamant on fighting for the rights of others. He deserves the national holiday he has received and America should be truly thankful for the work of Dr. King and the civil rights leaders.

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