- n. movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
“(Photo by David Hum/Magnum Photos) a virulent strain of what the American civil rights movement called white backlash set off by the Labour government's proposed Commonwealth Immigration Bill.”
““The civil rights movement was primarily a religious movement,” adds the historian Wilson Fallin in the same film, “a movement of people who believed in God and who were convinced that God would help them overcome segregation.””
“King was losing control over a badly divided civil rights movement in which many believed nonviolence had outlived its usefulness. 1968 seemed certain to be the year of Black Power, and the police were readying themselves.”
“Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, and all the diverse elements of the civil rights movement could agree on the importance of stopping the war and on little else.”
“In 1964, twenty-one-year-old Savio was walking across the Berkeley campus, and at Telegraph and Bancroft, a narrow strip of land that had been designated the area for political activity, someone handed him a leaflet about a demonstration by the local civil rights movement against unfair hiring practices in San Francisco.”
“Songs of the civil rights movement such as "We Shall Overcome" were well known, and Martin Luther King, especially after his death, had a place in the UNAM student pantheon of heroes in proximity to Che and Zapata.”
“I saw the civil rights movement as an extension of the Church in a sense,”
“When the American civil rights movement became split in 1968 between the advocates of nonviolence and the advocates of Black Power, the two sides could come together in agreement on opposition to the Vietnam War.”
“Some communitites in the South literally were left untouched by the the civil rights movement and they must start from scratch.”
“I said, For Mr. Sammy Davis Jr., the man who birthed the civil rights movement almost single-handedly, to call me a true original, is to me the greatest moment in my life as a Jew.”
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