Articles for tag: Dr. King Day, Sncc

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Bloody Sunday Civil Rights March

In December 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC to join forces with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Selma, Alabama, where the SNCC has been working on registering voters for months. Selma is a great place to defend the voting rights of African-Americans. Half of the city’s residents are black but ...

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Was Martin Luther King Vital to the Civil Rights Movement?

August Meier wrote an essay that posed an answer to the question of whether or not Martin Luther King, Jr’s leadership was truly essential to the success of the civil rights movement. In this essay, Meier advocated strongly that yes, Martin Luther King was indeed essential to the success of the movement, as he possessed ...

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Things to Do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Around this time of year, a common phrase is heard regarding the observance of the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential visionaries in American (and world) history: “Take this as a day on, not a day off.” This year, Dr. King day will be observed on January ...

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Civil Rights During the 1960s

During the 1960s, many African Americans believed that civil rights should become a national priority. Young civil rights activists brought their cause to the national stage and demanded that the federal government step in and resolve the issue. Many of them challenged segregation in the South by protesting at stores and schools that practiced segregation. ...