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American Experience: Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience is "a public, non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies" (Rawls, A Theory of Justice. 1999, p. 320)

African American Civil Rights

Pre-Jim Crow resistance to Segregated Transit

Homer Plessy, At Center Of 1896 'Separate But Equal' Case, Poised For Pardon (2:38)

Claudette Colvin & Rosa Parks

Claudette Colvin (2:29)

Greensboro Sit-In & its impact

Freedom Riders

Selma to Montgomery Marches (1965)

Bloody Sunday: A flashback of the landmark Selma to Montgomery marches (6:03)


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