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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. 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
2. 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.
3. 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."
4. 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.
5. Graca Simbine Machel Mandela, a humanitarian
Graça Simbine Machel Mandela is a woman of honor, respect and grace. She is educated, married, loved and esteemed, but she refuses to rest on her success. Read how she literally has it all, but still fights for the rights of her people.
6. Unsung Civil Rights Hero - Coretta Scott King
Is it not a fact that behind every great man stands a great woman? This article will feature the life and achievements of one of the many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement: Coretta Scott King, ”the wife of...”
7. Nelson Mandela refuses to be bitter
In the face of severe brutality and oppression the South African people had hope and never stopped fighting for their freedom. Their leaders were imprisoned so the students fought. Barely old enough to know themselves, they knew they wanted freedom. The students became the new leaders. Read to learn
8. 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.
9. The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 (aka the Civil Rights Act of 1871)
In the Deep South the Klan was known for the unspeakable acts it perpetrated against the southern African Americans yet because of stereotypes that were strong within the population and the elected officials, there was not much done to protect the citizens from racially motivated abuse and mayhem.
10. How should black Americans treat each other
Treating people like you would like to be treated should be the standard, but what happens when it’s not? Especially in a culture that has fought and died to be treated equally, read more
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