This became a focus for a civil-rights event," O'Mara said of the trial, "None of which was borne out by the facts.
The following year we saw the signing of the civil-rights legislation.
Williams, the author of Eyes on the Prize, a respected history of the civil-rights movement, knows of what he speaks.
The course of the civil-rights movement is almost independent of that state apparatus.
Yes, yes, some Republicans in Congress supported the civil-rights and voting-rights acts.
And those were the days of the civil-rights breakthroughs and the antiwar movement!
Historian Sean Wilentz talks to Jesse Jackson and civil-rights veterans about their awe of—and tensions with—the Obama campaign.
That recollection touches on another tradition from the civil-rights days: the preacher as prophet.
She grew up in Chicago, where her parents were active in the civil-rights movement.
March 27 vetoed the civil-rights bill, but it was passed over his veto.
1721, American English; specifically of black U.S. citizens from 1866.
A broad range of privileges and rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and subsequent amendments and laws that guarantee fundamental freedoms to all individuals. These freedoms include the rights of free expression and action (civil liberties); the right to enter into contracts, own property, and initiate lawsuits; the rights of due process and equal protection of the laws; opportunities in education and work; the freedom to live, travel, and use public facilities wherever one chooses; and the right to participate in the democratic political system.
Note: Efforts to redress the situation of inequality, such as the civil rights movement and the women's movement, have resulted in legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in affirmative action, and in the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.