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How the Civil Rights Movement Launched the Fight for LGBT, Women's Equality - PBS NewsHour

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How the Civil Rights Movement Launched the Fight for LGBT, Women's Equality
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The civil rights movement didn't just promote equality for African-Americans. It was also a social justice springboard for other causes.

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5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass - Religion News Service

5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass - Religion News Service | Black History | Scoop.it
(RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, is known as the father of the civil rights movement. But the 19th-century abolitionist and former slave was also a licensed preacher.

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Segregated Prom Sees Black Students Escorted Out

"This seems hard to believe in 2013, but students at Wilcox County High School in Georgia have long held segregated proms — one for blacks and one for whites...
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How Frederick Douglass's first speech got him noticed

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Douglass stands as a revered figure now because he was so influential in his own time. He went on to write two more autobiographies, published his own newspaper, The North Star, in 1847, and was a champion of many ...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Biography, Speeches & Quotes - LiveScience.com

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Biography, Speeches & Quotes
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After the Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation, King helped expand the civil rights movement throughout the South.
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