Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Movement

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929. He dreamed of a world blind to the lines of color. He worked unceasingly and peacefully to obtain that goal. His peaceful resistance was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, who led the peaceful struggle for India's independence from Great Britain. King's work was helped in the civil rights movement by such people as Rosa Parks who served as a catalyst for the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott.McElmeel, S. (n.d.). Bibliography for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Retrieved June 13, 2016, from

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What is the Civil Rights Movement?The civil rights movement was a mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship.Davis, J. E. (2014). Civil Rights Movement. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 1, 2014, (use the date you accessed the page) from Grolier Online

Civil Right Movement: To what extent were people willing to risk their livesBy: Jessica Valencia-Garay



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