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    Few sounds invoke the enthusiasm of the Civil Rights Movement as influentially as the civil rights movement melodies that gave a musical backdrop to the campaign for racial equity and fairness around the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement was comprised of many deeply inspirational, charismatic speakers and leaders, including the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph Abernathy. Song leaders such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Betty Mae Fikes, the SNCC Freedom Singers,…

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    The first amendment of the United states constitution guarantees the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly, press, religion and speech. The organization FIRE “Foundation for Individual Right Education” defends this acts in the academic society across colleges and university nationwide. Academic freedom of thought, speech and fairness has changed drastically thorough out the years. What was acceptable then it’s now viewed with sensitive eyes and ears. Professor Charles Kors says…

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    Freedom of speech and the Constitution We are all fortunate enough to have the freedom of speech, it is given to us as americans being ruled under the american constitution. We find the right to speak our minds in the first amendment of the constitution. Freedom of speech is taken a couple of ways, some of these are positive some may not have the same positive spin. Some people think we can say anything we like, no matter how controversial it maybe, without fear of punishment. Some think…

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    could not enjoy the same privileges as whites, they were often discriminated, segregated from public spaces, and humiliated. They were seen and treated as less and their basic rights of equal education, equal opportunity and the right to vote were denied. The first basic right being denied to blacks in the 1960’s was the right of equal education. Without an education how can African Americans be expected to grow up into citizens that will contribute to the community ?. This question is similar…

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    Sessions due to his record on voting rights and police reform and didn’t believe that he’d represent their needs (PBS). Because newscasters got involved and 6 NAACP participants were arrested, Sessions’ and Congress’ future actions will now be more carefully monitored(PBS). Through effectively exercising their freedom of assembly and speech, protesters pressure the federal government to address their…

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    South over sectionalist issues such as slavery, the Civil War represented a critical turning point in the history of United States. For some, the Civil War was seen as a fight to uphold states rights while for others, the Civil War was seen as a fight for inherent civil liberties and the emancipation of the slaves. While the political reforms following the Civil War theoretically should have brought about significant improvements in the rights of Black Americans, it would take over a century…

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    was formed, the founding fathers sought to create a nation in which its citizens’ rights were fully and rightfully protected under the law. Thus, the Constitution was written to ensure that these rights were noted and well established for the people, by the people. The First Amendment to the US Constitution states in part: “Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress…

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    typical white, wealthy males. However, the constitution now after the civil right movement protects in particular the freedom for these groups to express their selves. In this paper, I argue that freedom of expression for African Americans, and women is better today than in the past because today these groups are legally guaranteed the right to pursue, life, liberty, and happiness through the political process.…

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    we take history classes so that we don't repeat it. In Skolnick's article, she covers revolutions of the 60s and 70s. She starts off by talking about a big scandal of the 1960s it involves that "limiting" a women's rights. Back then the government tried to put a limit on a woman's rights, in today's society the government still tries to limit them. For instance, the recent rape case with the Stanford student, he got to go free while the girl has to live with his heinous actions. Similarly how…

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    discrimination that kept the country from really coming together as a whole. Fortunately, during the birth of the “Civil rights Movement", the country finally stated to made real progress to wards an equal society. The civil Rights…

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