Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement - Civil Rights Movement: "Black...

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Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era In A Nutshell The impressive March on Washington in the summer of 1963 has been remembered as one of the great successes of the Civil Rights Movement, a glorious high point in which a quarter of a million people—black and white—gathered at the nation's capital to demonstrate for "freedom now." But for many African Americans, especially those living in inner-city ghettos who discovered that nonviolent boycotts and sit-ins did little to alter their daily lives, the great march of 1963 marked only the first stage of a new, more radical phase of the Civil Rights Movement. Why Should I Care? You probably just finished reading the first chapter of the Civil Rights Movement. (Hint, hint.) Isn't it incredible how much had been accomplished by civil rights activists from World War II to the 1963 March on Washington ? Isn't it staggering just how much had been sacrificed, how high the stakes had been raised, and how widespread the movement had become? Let's quickly review some highlights. By the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement had
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