A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to a cause of action. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Various jurisdictions have enacted statutes to prevent…
Charlton Heston (1923-2008) is associated with BEN-HUR, PLANET OF THE APES, opposition to the Vietnam War when he was younger, and with Ronald Reagan and the National Rifle Association when he was older.The latter overshadowed his active participation in the civil rights movement during the 1960s. In August 1963, for example, Heston took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Time of change: Remarkable black-and-white pictures from 1960s bring to life historical events and intimate moments from the civil rights era
okay because of the green I can't tell if that date is 1954 or 1964 but I'm going to assume it's 64 because Brown vs. Board of Education was 1954 to desegregate schools but The Civil Rights act calling for full desegregation wasn't until 1964.
Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks
Until the 1950s, signs like these were common markers of legally enforced laws of racial segregation in America. Racial segregation in the United States as a general term, included physical separation and provision of separate facilities, services, and opportunities such as housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation along racial lines. Disgusting.
Republican Party Tweet About Racism Goes Horribly Wrong