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Here are the top ten articles for the Civil Rights Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Henry “Hank” Aaron Needed Character and Skill
Hank Aaron helped people understand that the Civil Rights struggle required character and skill. As a baseball player he had to be the best on the field and as a human being he had to dodge the racist attitudes and the hatred from his own fans.
2. Beyonce has another great Super Bowl Performance
When you are famous you are not immune from social attacks and Beyoncé has faced several social attacks about her daughter’s hair, her husband’s looks and of course her last Super Bowl performances that turned the lights out. For Super Bowl 50 Beyoncé used civil rights’ imagery to fight back.
3. Black Americans should respect each other
Treating people the way you would like to be treated, should be the standard, but what happens when it’s not, especially in the US culture? Many Americans have fought to end the injustice of civil rights violations, but now it seems like we must fight the injustice of blacks mistreating blacks.
4. Emmet Till – 1955 Murder Victim
Till’s death was more than the story of a mother losing her child to senseless violence and hate, it’s one of the inciting incidences that led the nation to enter the struggle for civil rights. Emmet Till’s tragic murder also put an international spotlight on America’s many racial indiscretions.
5. Civil Rights Heroes – Jackie Robinson
When you hear the name Jackie Robinson, what comes to mind? Probably baseball and the number 42. Yet being a pioneer of the civil rights movement held many moments that would make a lesser person want to act out in utter frustration.
6. Irene Morgan
In 1944, Irene Morgan refused to give up her bus seat to a white couple who had boarded. Learn about her influence on American civil rights.
7. Unsung Civil Rights Hero - Helen Fabela Chavez
In our last article we took a look at another one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most recognized heroes: Cesar Chavez. Yet, is it not true that behind every great man stands a great woman? This article will shed a little light on the life of one of the many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement
8. Civil Rights Hero - Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez refused to let injustice stand unchallenged, and his name became soon known when in 1952 he joined up with the Latin civil rights group named "Community Service Organization."
9. Freedom Of Speech, Gag Rules, Gag Orders, And Gagged Critics
First amendment aficionados should respond to "gagging" with raised hair in the back of the neck. Those not affected by slavery or the Mexico City Policy should take note that free speech is still abridged today.
10. Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes. Teaching Kids About Discrimination
Instead of propagating a color-blind, equity seeking society that seeks to unify its citizens rather than tear them apart at race lines, religious beliefs, or gender structures, we may be choosing to hold on to stereotyping.
Be sure to visit the Civil Rights Archives for all the articles!
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