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Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

shows 41 churches, houses, and other properties related largely to the post-World War II civil rights movement. The links to these properties consist of photographs and texts, and the exhibit offers a bibliography and links to websites relating to civil rights. (National Park Service)

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Interesting Fact:

Montgomery's black citizens reacted decisively to the Rosa Parks incident. By December 2, schoolteacher Jo Ann Robinson had mimeographed and delivered 50,000 protest leaflets around town. Black leaders formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to spearhead a boycott and negotiate with the bus company. They named Dexter Avenue Baptist Church's new minister, Martin Luther King, Jr., president.
Civil Rights Leaders (L to R) John Lewis, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer,and Roy Wilkins. Photograph courtesy of Representative John Lewis

Civil rights leaders

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