1960 newspaper articles civil rights
The February 1960 sitin demonstration injected a new level of activism into the civil rights movement, which until then had largely been confined to fighting for equal rights in the courts.Although the southern civil rights movement first made national headlines in the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle for racial equality in America had begun long before. Indeed, resistance to institutionalized white supremacy dates back to the formal establishment of segregation in the late nineteenth century. 1960 newspaper articles civil rights
Oct 27, 2009 March on Washington. Arguably one of the most famous events of the civil rights movement took place on August 28, 1963: the March on Washington. It was organized and attended by civil rights leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King Jr.