Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Movement in America
Northwestern State University
And when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and city, we will be able to speed
up that day when all of God?s children-black men and white men, Jews
and Gentiles, Catholics and Protestants-will be able to join hands and
to sngn in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ?Free at last, free at
last; thank God almighty, we are free at last.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The civil rights movement in the United States was a political, legal, and social struggle that was organized primarily by black Americans with some help from white America.
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