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Thread #104999   Message #2156011
Posted By: Azizi
23-Sep-07 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: African American Protest Slogans & Songs
Subject: RE: African American Protest Slogans & Songs
kat, you wrote:

There were people of all races who worked very hard in the civil rights movement.

Very true. I acknowledge this and respect & honor all people regardless of their race and ethnicity who were {and are} active in and supportive of the African American civil rights movement.

I choose to use the term "Black Civil Rights Movement". You may use whichever term you want to for this movement. My use of this term does not mean that only Black Americans were {are}involved in or benefited {benefit} by this movement.

Fwiw, there's a wikipedia article which gives this movement the name "African American Civil RIghts Movement":

Here is an excerpt from that article:

"The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination of African Americans; this article covers the phase of the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged and gradually eclipsed the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from White authority."...