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The Early Civil Rights Movement

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BC: By: Ashley Lucas & Amber Chesler Period 8 April 10, 2008

FC: The Early Civil Rights Movement By Ashley Lucas & Amber Chesler

1: James Meredith walking to class accompanied by U.S. marshals | Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial

2: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the National Mall "The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the coloured man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down." - Thurgood Marshall President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

3: Civil Rights marchers at the Lincoln Memorial | President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, James Farmer

4: Robert F. Kennedy speaking to a Civil Rights crowd in front of the Justice Department building, June 1963. "Every segment of our population, and every individual, has a right to expect from his government a fair deal." - Harry S. Truman Picketers march on Washington for jobs and freedom.

5: George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit, congratulating each other, following Supreme Court decision declaring segregation unconstitutional.

6: "If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live." - Martin Luther King Jr. (23rd June 1963. )

7: "There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late." - Hubert Humphrey | Troops from the 327th Regiment, 101st Airborne escorting the Little Rock Nine up the steps of Central High

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