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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What are Civil Rights??

The literal definition of civil rights is, "the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality." 

But, what does this mean to us?  

When people hear "civil rights" they generally think of the African American Civil Rights Movement. This is where groups of people banded together to fight racial discrimination. This is most well known because groups of people were able to come up with the strength and integrity to have non violent protests. For more information on this civil rights movement go to  -                              

We should know that this is not the only example of civil rights. Even today, we are facing civil right movements. The most common one today is gay rights. Check out this awesome source!

Another common case today for civil rights is the Immigrant Rights Movement.  Check out this great source for more info! -
Take time out today to ask yourself what some common civil right movements have done for you. Where would you be if it weren't for the brave few who silent protested for African American Civil Rights? Is there anything you could do to join in on a movement of today? 

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