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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. 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.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. US Civil Rights Laws and Enforcement
Many times when we lump the idea of civil rights together we forget about the individuals that gave their lives to the struggle. We forget about the process and the patience that forward momentum took. We forget about the organization that was needed. We forget about the egos that were destroyed in
5. Opportunities of the US civil rights struggles
The ability to seize the day comes from within and each and every American has that right, that duty and that obligation to his fellow man. Read further to see and be inspired by some Americans that seized the day.
6. 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."
7. 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
8. 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.
9. 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
10. What the US civil rights movement can teach you
What does it take for civil rights to work? Can you legislate integrity? No, but you can establish a foundation of principles for how you will be treated as a citizen. People of color, immigrants and women have had an uphill battle of establishing this foundation, but what’s next?
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