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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. 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.
2. Henry “Hank” Aaron Needed Character and Skill
Hank Aaron helped people understand that the Civil Rights Struggle required character and skill. Like many black Americans Aaron was undoubtedly taught he needed to be twice as good and he was, but he needed more. Aaron quickly learned he needed strength of character for the ridicule he would endure
3. 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.
4. Civil Rights And The Freedom Of Speech
Read a brief overview of speech, its championed causes, as well as its black-sheep relatives, and examine the question just how free our speech truly is.
5. An Unsolicited Opinion On Religious Freedom
The separation of church and state has become a moat between Christianity on one side, Secularism on the other, and alligators in the form of lawyers’ attache cases swimming in the middle.
6. 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
7. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a crutial part of the American Civil Rights movement, and inspired many to fight for their freedom. Learn about his amazing life and accomplishments.
8. Civil Rights And God
Must we, by the very definition of our founding fathers, seek to eliminate “God” from our public speech, in order to continue to uphold that which we cherish most - our civil rights?
9. United States civil rights laws
Civil rights aren’t special rights they are the rights of US citizens. Please enjoy reading this overview of civil rights and why they are so important to the United States.
10. Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50, Act of Defiance
When you are famous, you are not immune from social scrutiny and strong emotions that come from racial attacks. Beyoncé has faced several social media attacks about her daughter’s hair, her husband's looks and of course her last Super Bowl performance.
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