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Alabama

Alabama  

Alabama became a new immigrant destination at the end of the twentieth century. Latino immigrants and migrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America, have brought dramatic demographic, economic, ...
Alabama State University

Alabama State University  

Like most historically black colleges and universities in the United States, Alabama State University was created in the wake of the Civil War. In 1865, a convalescing Union soldier from ...
Birmingham Campaign

Birmingham Campaign  

The Birmingham Campaign, waged throughout 1963 and 1964, represented one of the turning points in the long-term success of the American civil rights movement. The shocking scenes of civil rights ...
Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement  

A grouping devoted to political and social reform in Northern Ireland, led by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. NICRA was founded in Belfast early in 1967 by a group ...
Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King  

(b. 27 April 1927; d. 30 January 2006), activist, civil rights leader.The founding president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, Coretta ...
desegregation

desegregation  

In the USA, the movement to end discrimination against its Black citizens. Many segregation laws were passed in the Southern states after the American Civil War, and they were supported by a Supreme ...
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church  

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, a center of civil rights activity during the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, was founded in 1877 in Montgomery, Alabama, by a small group ...
Edgar Daniel Nixon

Edgar Daniel Nixon  

(b. 12 July 1899; d. 25 February 1987),civil rights leader who led protests against racial discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama, for fifty years. Born in 1899, Edgar Daniel “Ed” Nixon ...
Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King  

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(1929–68)US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. King opposed discrimination against Black Americans by organizing non-violent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations, notably the year-long ...
Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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The Montgomery bus boycott, a 381-day protest from 5 December 1955 to 20 December 1956 in the capital of Alabama,

Ralph David Abernathy

Ralph David Abernathy  

(b. 11 March 1926; d. 17 April 1990),minister, civil rights activist, and close adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. An Alabama native, Abernathy was one of twelve children born ...
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks  

(b. 4 February 1913; d. 24 October 2005), civil rights activist.From the moment her photograph was first published in newspapers across America, Parks, with her quiet dignity, has been ...
Sit-ins

Sit-ins  

Initiated in early 1960 by college students in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee, sit-ins spread throughout the country and galvanized young people to participate in the civil ...
Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Southern Christian Leadership Conference  

Created in the wake of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1957 by Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) coordinated and assisted local organizations ...
Women's Political Council, Montgomery, Alabama

Women's Political Council, Montgomery, Alabama  

The Women’s Political Council (WPC) of Montgomery, Alabama, an active civic group of professional and middle-class African American women during the mid-twentieth century, was committed to improving ...

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