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Category: Civil Rights Movement

Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church

Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing

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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Remembering the March on Washington: Video

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal civil rights event, check out some surprising facts about the March on Washington.

Medgar Evers

7 Things You Should Know About Medgar Evers

On the 50th anniversary of his death, explore the life and legacy of the civil rights pioneer.

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King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later

On its 50th anniversary, take a look back at a seminal text of the Civil Rights Movement.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.

Fred Shuttlesworth

Fred Shuttlesworth, Noted Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89

Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens in Washington, D.C.: Photos

Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.