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Fighting for Individual Rights: The Civil Rights Struggle
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Civil rights marchers take to the streets of Washington, D.C., in August 1963.Civil rights marchers take to the streets of Washington, D.C., in August 1963.
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Following a 1962 federal court order for integration, Air Force veteran James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi escorted by U.S. Marshals.Following a 1962 federal court order for integration, Air Force veteran James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi escorted by U.S. Marshals. Source: Library of Congress
The Little Rock Nine. On Sept. 25, 1957, President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and deployed U.S. paratroopers to carry out the federal court’s desegregation orders that allowed the first African American students to enter Little Rock’s Central High School.The Little Rock Nine. On Sept. 25, 1957, President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and deployed U.S. paratroopers to carry out the federal court’s desegregation orders that allowed the first African American students to enter Little Rock’s Central High School. Source: Library of Congress Marchers on the Mall. At the height of civil rights demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of marchers convene at the Mall in Washington, D.C., in August 1963.Marchers on the Mall. At the height of civil rights demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of marchers convene at the Mall in Washington, D.C., in August 1963.
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Segregation signs. Segregated facilities, shown in this 1938 photo of the Manchester, Ga., bus station, were a hated fact of life for African Americans before the Civil Rights era.Segregation signs. Segregated facilities, shown in this 1938 photo of the Manchester, Ga., bus station, were a hated fact of life for African Americans before the Civil Rights era. Source: Library of Congress
 
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