The Rise And Fall Of The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was "political , legal and social struggle by African Americans to gain full citizenship and achieving racial equality. " Although there is debate , it is generally accepted that the movement began in 1955 with the boycott of a bus Montgomery and ended with the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The movement mobilized activists of all races and creeds throughout the nation, and produced some of the most revered leaders of
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