Several Ku Klux Klan members, most in white robes and unmasked hoods, carry placards stating: “Please stay out, Negroes and Whites mix here” in 1964.
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Rodney Powell (standing) talks with other sit-in participants at Walgreens drugstore in Nashville, Tennessee on March 25, 1960. On February 13, 1960, members of the Nashville Student Movement and the Nashville Christian Leadership Council began a campaign of sit-ins at “whites only” lunch counters in Nashville stores. Their goal was to end racial segregation at lunch […]
Taking inspiration from the civil rights movement, American Indians grew increasingly vocal in their demands for control over their own affairs during the 1960s. Staging demonstrations and occupations, they drew national attention to their grievances against unjust policies of the Federal Government and the negative impact they had on Native American people and culture. They […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]
About 800 women from Women Strike for Peace protested on 47 Street near the UN Building during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Women Strike for Peace (later known as Women for Peace) was founded in 1961 by Bella Abzug and Dagmar Wilson when they protested the use of above ground nuclear testing that occurred […]