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date: 31 January 2023

Civil Rights Movement. 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Chana Kai LeeChana Kai Lee

The civil rights movement was an organized effort to end decades of racial segregation, political exclusion, and economic marginalization. Although it was a full-scale effort most commonly associated with the southern United States, other regions of the country were involved directly and indirectly. It followed decades of organized responses to inequality and vulnerability. Following emancipation, African Americans formed churches, schools, and secular organizations to respond to the challenge of new freedom. Organizations such as the National Association of Colored Women supported various race and gender causes, including temperance, suffrage, and antilynching during the early twentieth century. The engine of the movement was African American women's participation, although it was not as visible as the more male-dominated leadership prominent in churches and well-established organizations like the ... ...

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