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Modern Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

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Creator:Jeffries, Hasan Kwame, 1973-
Title:Modern Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Date:2008 June 17

Encyclopedia article about the modern civil rights movement in Alabama which began with a single act of civil disobedience by Rosa Parks in Montgomery in 1955. It began to fade from the public eye a decade later, following the formation of the original Black Panther Party in Lowndes County. During the intervening years, Alabama was the site of some of the most defining events of the civil rights era. These events transformed the state and profoundly changed America.

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Subjects:Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | Durr, Virginia Foster | Durr, Clifford J. (Clifford Judkins), 1899-1975 | Gray, Fred D., 1930- | Nixon, Edgar Daniel | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Patterson, John Malcolm, 1921- | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Johnson, Frank Minis, 1918- | Liuzzo, Viola, 1925-1965 | Civil rights movements--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | African American civil rights workers--Alabama | Civil rights workers--Alabama | African Americans--Alabama | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | Civil rights--Alabama | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama | Segregation--Alabama | Race discrimination--Alabama | Alabama--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Direct action--Alabama | Passive resistance--Alabama | Nonviolence--Alabama | Boycotts--Alabama | Buses--Alabama--Montgomery | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | Montgomery Improvement Association | Black Panther Party | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American clergy--Alabama | Clergy--Alabama | African American lawyers--Alabama | Lawyers--Alabama | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Governors--Alabama | Voter registration--Alabama--Tuskegee | Sit-ins--Alabama | Freedom Rides, 1961 | African American college students--Alabama | College students--Alabama | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Segregation in education--Alabama | Segregation in higher education--Alabama | School integration--Alabama | Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965 | Judges--United States | Democratic Party (Alabama) | National Democratic Party of Alabama | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143 | United States, Alabama, Lowndes County, 32.15475, -86.6501077 | United States, Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee, 32.4240286, -85.6916195 | United States, Alabama, Macon County, 32.373118, -85.684578 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
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