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June 2020

A Brief Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s was one of the most influential periods in American History. Even with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, African Americans would continue to be the victims of racial segregation, disenfranchisement, exploitation, and violence for nearly a century to follow. With the 1896 ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, justifying “separate…

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