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The Civil Rights Movement

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FC: The Civil Rights Movement

1: Many African Americans were trained and educated about nonviolent resistance. They were very often met with violent resistance from local law enforcement and city officials.

3: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist preacher who became the most notable and visible leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. He studied the practices of the Dali Lama in India, who taught him the precepts of nonviolent resistance; like sit-ins, marches, singings, and boycotts.

4: Martin Luther King, Jr. led a major march in Washington, D. C. It was here that he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech to millions of peaceful protestors.

5: Not only African Americans marched for Civil Rights. Many whites and others helped to bring attention to the injustices that Southern blacks faced in their everyday lives.

6: During the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, three workers were mysteriously murdered by members of the KKK. The murders remained unsolved for years.

7: The three Civil Rights workers that were murdered in Mississippi. The movie "Mississippi Burning" was based on their murders and the surrounding investigation.

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