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Some of the lesser known civil rights heroes from the U.S.A.
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Andrew Young, Jr Biography

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Visit Biography.com and learn more about the life of civil rights activist, member of congress, and Mayor of Altanta, Andrew Young, Jr.
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Meredith, James — Infoplease.com

Meredith, James — Infoplease.com | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it

James Meredith was a trailblazer as the first black student to successfully enroll in the University of Mississippi

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Let's compare enrollment problems then to those now with the North Carolina Public Schools per Wilson County Schools firm attorney Rachel B. Hitch and her 2/8/13 dated letter to Prose Rep ,parent Dorothy Cook during NC OAH SEC Court case 13-EDC-07545 and that said case entails and continues to do, NO EDUCATION AT ALL FOR YEARS NOT DAYS AND CONTINUING! Has anything really changed its just at a per their , the NC government choice who gets to enroll and attend their even Public schools. But we are thanking God for His change God style because dead children have no need,for education and death can come while the children are yet alive. Murdered hope , dreams, futures and zelf worth, self esteem, courage, faith, beleif, some forms of death while yet alive is sheer torment. As I recall a story told by an eelderly person at a nursing home. She stated how you could tell if someone liked you or hated you are sick or just cant help yourself any more and others had to feed you give you something to drink keep you dry diapers on. It was said in life she had done so much wrong to those she counted as niggers as it was in the family way they were taught niggers were beneath them. The lady said look where my so and so family put me in here with all these niggers to take care of me in my last days. She then said I prefer these niggers over my own family because my family when I was hungry Nd thirsty would fix the food and drink they knew I like and they knew I couldnt feed or give myself something to drink on my own and they would sit the food and drink just close enough so I coild see it and smell it but I coild NOT get it for myself Nd one would ask me if I was ready to eat and when they got the answer yes they would walk out of the room and NOT feed me at all. I foind that was not love or like but hate then they had the nerve to put my things in their name and then out me in here with all you niggers who they was hoping would help me die early. But they just didnt know that yall niggers nurses and loved me back to health. It was one nigger she began to like,in particular and she said her family tortured her in later life and she was going to torture them in the,end. After her health  became vood enough so she could manage her business she had her will changed and left everything she had to the niggers that nursed her back to health in love and named them and what each was left. Then for her family she left them something to her words were You tortured me the niggers didnt now get out them niggers house and them niggers got your money now who laughing now your momma!  Ha ha ha . I guess they learned torture works both way, no matter how long it took. Bet they wished they had did old momma right as she said them niggers did. Dont judge a book by its cover not all books of one color read the same. They put her in with the hope she would die and get out of their way but it was done un reverse their wrong and intent caused their blessings to be made void and given to those they hated and had planned to do their own harm with. Life aint fair but them old,folks have a way about things.


 


 


 

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James Meredith shot — History.com This Day in History — 6/6/1966

James Meredith shot — History.com This Day in History — 6/6/1966 | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it
James H. Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, is shot by a sniper shortly after beginning a lone civil rights march through the South.
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Thurgood Marshall - Biography

Thurgood Marshall - Biography | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it

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First African-American Supreme Court Justice.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama: John Lewis

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John Lewis was one of the student leaders in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march.

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James Lawson | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia

James Lawson | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it

James E. Lawson Jr. made a significant mark on the history of the Civil rights movement in Tennessee and in the South.

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Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie L. Hamer was born Oct. 6, 1917. She married Perry Hamer in 1942 and got involved in the civil rights movemet after Mrs. M.Tucker convinced her to attend a meeting at William Chapel M. B. Church.

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Video of Martin Luther King Jr. talking about the murder of Medgar Edgars

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. responding to a reporter's question about president John F. Kennedy's speech on civil rights and the murder of Medgar Evers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1963 June 12
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REV. C.T. VIVIAN

REV. C.T. VIVIAN | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it

A Living Legend of the Civil Rights Movement

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A concise biography.

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A concise biography.

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James Meredith Biography

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Examine James Meredith's incredible educational journey. He was the first African American student at the University of Mississippi.
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Thurgood Marshall - Black History - HISTORY.com

Thurgood Marshall - Black History - HISTORY.com | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Thurgood Marshall, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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The Supreme Court . Expanding Civil Rights . Biographies of the Robes . Thurgood Marshall | PBS

The Supreme Court . Expanding Civil Rights . Biographies of the Robes . Thurgood Marshall | PBS | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it
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Lawson, James M., 1928-

Lawson, James M., 1928- | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it

He is best known in Tennessee history as the Vanderbilt Divinity School student who was expelled in 1960 over his leadership in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins.

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Rev. James Lawson helped lead fight for civil rights

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The Rev. James Lawson, a former Stark County resident who talked and walked with The Rev.
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Fannie Lou Hamer Biography

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See how civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer fought racial segregation in the South through nonviolent acts of civil disobedience, on Biography.com.
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Medgar Evers Biography

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Celebrate the accomplishments of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, on Biography.com. Learn about the murder trials that spanned decades following his death.
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Medgar Evers Part 3 of 5

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A newspaper article from USA Today that is part of the FBI's archives about the Medgar Evers murder.

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