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    Clara Mae Luper was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma in the 50s. She was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation all over Ok. She was a candidate for the US Senate in 1972, and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late 70s.

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    The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest: A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

    The fight for Civil Rights

    Black civil rights demonstrators attacked by police water hose. Birmingham, Alabama May 1963.

    Before graduate student Mike King began using his given name, Martin Luther, before Detroit Red changed his name to Malcolm X, and before Medgar Evers joined the NAACP, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement, but even fewer know his story.

    In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

    Black History This Is The Time When Blacks Couldn't Do The Same Things White People Could Do.

    Books' Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement

    Coretta Scott King with Cesar Chavez, 1971, the civil rights movement involved a couple groups. Here Black American and Chicano/Mexican American rights united.

    Malcolm X at Harlem Civil Rights Rally by Unknown Artist

    The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in 1961. These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of. It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil rights. Some went to jail and some died. Lest we all forget the price that was paid for all of us.

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    Civil Rights Movement

    Civil rights activist Elizabeth Victoria Spencer being carried away by police during a segregation protest in 1963.

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    Civil Rights.

    Meet civil rights activist Ann Atwater. Meet former KKK Grand Cyclops C.P. Ellis. This is the story of their friendship in their own words.

    On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls are killed when a bomb explodes during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, the deadliest act of the civil rights era.

    In this June 15, 1963, file photo, mourners march to the Jackson, Miss., funeral home following services for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.