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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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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

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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

Video of Martin Luther King Jr. talking about the murder of Medgar Edgars | Civil Rights Heroes | Scoop.it
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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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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