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  2. Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner - Wikipedia

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    Soon he stopped them and escorted the three civil right workers north on Highway 19, back in the direction of Philadelphia. The caravan turned west on County Road 515 (also known as Rock Cut Road), and stopped at the secluded intersection of County Road 515 and County Road 284 ( 32°39′40.45″N 89°2′4.13″W  /  32.6612361°N 89. ...

  3. Tuskegee, Alabama - Wikipedia

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    Tuskegee (/ t ʌ s ˈ k iː ɡ iː /) is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States.It was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under Andrew Jackson, and made the county seat that year.

  4. Mobile, Alabama - Wikipedia

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    The city gained its name from the Mobile tribe that the French colonists encountered living in the area of Mobile Bay. Although it is debated by Alabama historians, they may have been descendants of the Native American tribe whose small fortress town, Mabila, was used to conceal several thousand native warriors before an attack in 1540 on the expedition of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

  5. Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia

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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.

  6. Counterculture of the 1960s - Wikipedia

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    Many social issues fueled the growth of the larger counterculture movement. One was a nonviolent movement in the United States seeking to resolve constitutional civil rights illegalities, especially regarding general racial segregation, longstanding disfranchisement of Black people in the South by white-dominated state government, and ongoing racial discrimination in jobs, housing, and access ...

  7. Ku Klux Klan - Wikipedia

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    The Ku Klux Klan (/ ˌ k uː k l ʌ k s ˈ k l æ n, ˌ k j uː-/), commonly shortened to the KKK or the Klan, is an American white supremacist, right-wing terrorist, and hate group whose primary targets are African Americans, Jews, Latinos, Asian Americans, Catholics, and Native Americans as well as immigrants, leftists, homosexuals, Muslims, abortion providers and atheists.

  8. Selma (film) - Wikipedia

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    Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb.It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis.

  9. Direct action - Wikipedia

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    Direct action originated as a political activist term for economic and political acts in which the actors use their power (e.g. economic or physical) to directly reach certain goals of interest, in contrast to those actions that appeal to others (e.g. authorities), by, for example, revealing an existing problem, using physical violence, highlighting an alternative, or demonstrating a possible ...