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  • In fact, the chief judge on the court, John Patterson, had famously sued The New York Times over their coverage of the Civil Rights Movement when he was Alabama’s governor.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • At the time of the Watson family’s trip, the U.S. South was caught up in a struggle for basic human rights that became known as the civil rights movement.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • "They support the civil rights movement," he reported.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • They’d charge us with integration violation—I read about it in the paper all the time—they despise the whites that meet with the coloreds to help with the civil rights movement.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • Men like Saul Alinsky and Father Groppi and others, who were regarded as heroes of the civil rights movement, began to fade from public view, although continuing to work privately.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • If the intersection of 16th Street and Sixth Avenue North is a shrine to the civil rights movement, it is Connor’s unmarked grave.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • I’m too curious to be scared, and I’d like to know more about how a black kid growing up in the sixties—when the civil rights movement and Vietnam War divided the country and cities like Cleveland were on fire—beat the odds and ended up in Juilliard’s classical music program.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • My outrage that day became the propellant of my life, driving me straight to the civil rights movement, where I’ve worked ever since.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The civil rights movement achieved many things, and one of them was to create a plausible analogy between Ole Miss football and the Confederate army.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • And here at home, the power of the Mafia crime syndicates and the divisiveness of the civil rights movement are two crucial situations requiring immediate attention.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy

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  • Two of the most potent social campaigns of the past half-century were the civil rights movement and the feminist movement, which demonized discrimination against blacks and women, respectively.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Even in the United States, after all, what brought equal rights to blacks wasn’t the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments passed after the Civil War, but rather the grassroots civil rights movement nearly one hundred years later.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • To me, his commanding legacy lives in the thousands of Americans he inspired to get involved in their communities, schools, neighborhoods, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Peace Corps.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Truth be told, the civil rights movement is an enormous headache for Bobby Kennedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Hoover, however, does take an interest in Reverend King—but only because of the widespread belief within the FBI that the civil rights movement is part of a larger Communist plot against America.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • A pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the principal organizers of the March on Washington in 1963, Lewis often risked his life to challenge segregation during the Freedom Rides and to secure the right to vote for African Americans.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He has ducked bullets during the Korean War and dodged bricks while covering the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • And Kennedy now understands he can no longer be a passive observer of the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Civil disobedience is not limited to the American civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • John Kennedy has thrown the power of his office behind the civil rights movement, but he has done so reluctantly.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • This fact is well-known throughout the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But the president has thrown in with the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Today is a Saturday and the start of a carefully orchestrated series of meetings between the White House and some powerful business groups to mobilize support for the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Despite—or perhaps even because of—the violence, the civil rights movement continues to gain momentum, and Robert Kennedy is now paying close attention to one of its most prominent leaders, a thirty-three-year-old charismatic Baptist minister named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reverend King is as intense and enigmatic as President Kennedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Despite the danger, the civil rights movement grew stronger, gaining support all over the country.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • It seems to me that we’ve been quick to celebrate the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement and slow to recognize the damage done in that era.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The individuals who supported the civil rights movement took great risks to force America to change.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • One result was a broad civil rights movement that built coalitions, spotlighted the suffering, and tore away the blinders that allowed good people to acquiesce in racism.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In the 1960s, blacks like Dr. King led the civil rights movement, but they received crucial backing from Freedom Riders and other white supporters.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The attorney general is a major advocate for the civil rights movement, but his relationship with Dr. King is strained.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But he is putting into words the ultimate goal of the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The American civil rights movement is one model, and so is the environmental movement, but both of those were different because they involved domestic challenges close to home.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The very name Birmingham will always be shorthand for the worst of the civil rights movement, I suppose, but when I was there, in the last part of the 1980s, the city had abandoned even the memory of men like Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor, as I wrote then, "like a gun left behind at the scene of the crime."
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • To avoid the appearance that the civil rights movement was supported only by blacks, Bobby worked with the United Auto Workers Union to encourage attendance by its white members.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I owe the beginnings of rebirth to living in India for a couple of years, where I fell in with a group of Gandhians, and then I came home to the Kennedys, the civil rights movement, and protests against the war in Vietnam.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • There are eleven other people in attendance, including Lyndon Johnson, so this visit is not a summit meeting between the president of the United States and the most powerful man in the civil rights movement.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • She had organized people and transportation during the boycott and done a lot of the heavy lifting to make it the first successful major action of the modern Civil Rights Movement, and she succeeded Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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