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Articles with keyword "Civil Rights movement"

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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New Museums Confront Mississippi History, Coming to Terms with Tragedies, Celebrating Triumphs

Artifacts and personal stories tell Mississippi history. 

The crowning of Queen Nicotina at the Charles County Fair, circa 1955.

50 States of Preservation: Southern Maryland Studies Center at the College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata, MD

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

Three NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata preserve collections in its Southern Maryland Studies Center spanning 1493 to the present.

Bonus Army at Capitol

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For More than 100 Years, D.C. Has Drawn People to Protest

From veterans to civil rights, a history of marching in Washington.

Vel Phillips

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Vel Phillips Knocked Down Racial and Gender Barriers in Wisconsin

A diminutive African-American woman became a powerhouse for the civil rights struggle in Wisconsin.

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Racism to Redemption

A new film reveals George C. Wallace as a man who made a Faustian bargain for power but sought forgiveness at life's end.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

A documentary places the emphasis on Eleanor without Franklin.

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A Tense Time in Tennessee

Thurgood Marshall wins a case and nearly loses his life.

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Brown v. Board

A Supreme Court ruling fuels the Civil Rights Movement.

Rosa Parks, arrested, Montgomery, December 1, 1955

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From Freedom to Equality Around the Nation

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

NAACP parade with marchers carrying a coffin for Jim Crow.

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From Freedom to Equality with NEH

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.