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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. 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."
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. 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...”
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. 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.
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. Civil Rights Heroes – Jane M. Bolin
Rarely do we mention the women and men of any race who may not visibly march but instead get up every morning and make a difference in the world by the work they do - like Jane M. Bolin.
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