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American Experience (Flannery & Kane) Changemakers (2022): African American Civil Rights

Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Photo by Peter Pettus, Library of Congress.


“If people understood that it was ordinary people who did everything that needed to be done in the movement, instead of thinking, I wish we had a Martin Luther King now, they would ask, ‘What can I do?’ Idolizing just one person undermines the struggle.” Diane Nash

John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist, Politician

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Tommie Smith & John Carlos, Civil Rights Activists, 1968 Olympic Medalists

The Greensboro Woolworth Sit In:  David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeill

Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Activist

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Katherine Johnson, Civil Rights Pioneer

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