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Category: Civil Rights Movement
On the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” look back at the assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, that led to the Voting Rights Act.
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, take a look back at the landmark school desegregation ruling.
Fifty years ago this week, a bomb exploded at a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and setting off nationwide soul-searching.
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On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.
Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.