Civil Rights Leaders

Civil rights leaders are those groups or individuals that work towards bringing human and civilian rights and freedoms to those that are oppressed, a minority group, or otherwise discriminated against.

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African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Did Rosa Parks do sports?

yes she played bowling baseball and foot ball

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Politics and Government
Civil Rights Leaders

Who is the daddy activist?

A Google search of the keywords, "Daddy Activist" results in several stories about Donald Tenn, widely known in media and social circles as the daddy activist. Donald frequently dresses like spiderman in his work as an activist for the organization, fathers4justice. I have personally met Donald several times, he is an activist for children's rights.

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Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What is Rosa Parks often called?

the boycott lady

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US Civil War
War and Military History
African-American History
Frederick Douglass
Civil Rights Leaders

Is Fredrick Douglass in the civil war?

After his escape into the world of freedom, Fredick Douglass met with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and discussed the treatment of black soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Douglass was instrumental in convincing President Lincoln and the U.S. Army to raise regiments of former slaves and free northern blacks to help fight the war and liberate their enslaved brethren in the South. He later met with President Andrew Johnson on the subject of black suffrage. Though the slaves were free after the war, they did not get the right to vote until the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in July of 1868, over three years after the war's end. In 1868, Douglass actively supported the presidential campaign of former Army General Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican. After winning the election, President Grant enforeced the Klan Act and the Enforcement Act, two laws that aided the newly freed blacks in the South against white Southern attempts to dominate and intimidate them. Among other things, suspended the right of Habeas Corpus in South Carolina, and allowed the President to send troops into the southern states in order to supress the Klu Klux Klan, which at the time was using terrorism to undermine the authority of the United States government and to prevent free blacks from voting and using their other newly won rights.

Douglass did have an important role in the influence of blacks joining the U.S. Army so they could help fight the Civil War, which he won, so blacks were able to fight thanks to his hard work and tireless dedication to freedom for severely supressed slaves who wanted a new start. Douglass gave slaves freedom and many rights that freed them from bondage (Douglass was a former slave himself, but successfully escaped to New York as a free black sailor under the identification of another black male from the same location), and in return he was appointed as U.S. Marshall in 1877. He helped to convince the North to recruit African-Americans into the U.S. Army. He also spoke and wrote in support of the war effort.

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African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

About Rosa park?

Rosa Parks stood up for something she believed in, and I'm extremely proud of her

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New York
Civil Rights Leaders
Al Sharpton

What is the New York office address of Reverend Al Sharpton NY?

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African-American History
Famous Speeches
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What famous speech did Rosa Parks give?

She didn't give a speech however later in life she did give some interviews.

Rosa Parks most famous speech, which she delivered on December 1, 1955 on a bus in Montgomery Alabama, went exactly like this, "I don't think I should have to stand up."

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Shotguns
History of the United States
Civil Rights Leaders

Did SA Marshall ever label their guns Marshall Arms Co?

it is July 29 2006 and my wife just bought a 12 gauge single barrel shotgun it is stamped Marshall Arms Co.

Hardware/Catalog Store GunUndoubtedly a trade-name used by one of the many hardware/catalog stores from 1880-1940. Actual manufacturer might by Crescent, H&A, Stevens, Iver Johnson, etc.

sales@countrygunsmith.net

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Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) was a civil rights activist. She is well-known for her refusal to surrender her seat on the bus for the benefit of a white citizen. Her actions ultimately resulted in her arrest and the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This led to segregation laws being declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. Rosa was very brave to say no, and deserves to be respected for her courage and determination. Many people looked up to her, especially as a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.

Work for Civil Rights

In 1955, Rosa Parks was an African-American living in Montgomery, Alabama, a city with laws that strictly segregated blacks and whites. On 1 December 1955, after her day of work as a seamstress at a local department store, Parks boarded a city bus. When she refused to give up her seat to a white man, the bus driver called police, and Parks was arrested and fined. The resulting bus boycott by African-Americans (led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.) caused a national sensation. The boycott was a success and led to desegregation in Montgomery and elsewhere in the United States. Over time, Parks became a national icon of civil rights and African-American pride. Parks worked as an aide to Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr. from 1966 until her retirement in 1988. She founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in 1987. In 1996, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

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Credit and Debit Cards
Debt Collection
Civil Lawsuits
Civil Rights Leaders

How do you sue a state agency?

i believe (and i could be wrong) that you would have to file in a federal court. you might be able to do it in a state superior court or supreme court if its an agency within the state and not the state itself. if its the state itself ten i think it has to be a federal court. and i think all claims against a state would be considered civil cases.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leaders

When where was Martin Luther king jr?

If you are trying to ask me when was Martin Luther King Jr. in business. The answer is he was in business since 1955.

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Jehovah's Witnesses
John F. Kennedy
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
Civil Rights Leaders

Where are J F Rutherford's remains?

He died in San Diego, CA on January 8, 1942 at the age of 72.

Rutherford's dying request to be buried in California was officially denied by San Diego authorities* and According to Wikipedia "the May 4, 1942 issue of Time magazine noted Rutherford's burial at Rossville, New York, on Staten Island a private burial plot for Watch Tower branch volunteers is on Woodrow Road."

To date no bones have been located in the Jehovah's Witnesses former properties at Beth Sarim, San Diago, California.

Sources: Case 106941; "Vault Permit Delays Burial of Rutherford," San Diego Union, 13 January 1942, B-10; ipid 25 January 1942

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African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Did Rosa Parks ever have children?

Even though Rosa Parks was married she never had children.

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African-American History
Frederick Douglass
Civil Rights Leaders

How did Fredrick Douglass learn how to read?

Fredrick learned to read from a women named Sophia.

Additional Info: Fredrick was living at a plantation in Maryland with the owner named Hugh Auld. Sophia Auld treated Fredrick as one of her own children so she began teaching him the alphabet and three to four letter words. Sophia was so proud of Fredrick that she went to her husband, Hugh, and expressed her excitement Hugh immediately scolded Sophia say that once a black man learned to read the bible, "It would forever make him unfit for the duties of a slave". Sophia stopped teaching Fredrick and became mean and short tempered with him, snatching books when Fredrick was caught reading. Fredrick didn't give up so he befriended Sophia's sons, bargaining that if he gave them food they would teach him to read. This plan was successful so later Fredrick worked on the streets for money and when he had enough he would buy books to learn from.

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Sports
Rosa Parks
The Iliad
Civil Rights Leaders

Why is Howard Cosell considered a hero?

Because Cosell was the first to ask the tough questions. He knew the sport and he knew the people involved. And instead of sugarcoating everything like had been the norm, he went out of his way to get answers to the questions that maybe were a little embarassing for the athlete to answer. For the owner to answer. Certainly he realized his stature and played upon it constantly. But he was a journalist first and foremost. And a journalist's job is to gather information and present it to the public. And he did just that in a way, for the times, that was unique and refreshing.

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Jobs & Education
African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Is Rosa Parks dead?

Yes, she died 10/24/05 in Detroit, MI at the age of 92.

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History, Politics & Society
African-American History
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
Civil Rights Leaders

How old is Ruby Bridges?

210

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African-American History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leaders

What are some important contributions of Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott after a woman named Rosa Parks was denied a seat because of the color of her skin. For his troubles, his home was bombed and his family's life was put we are in great danger. However, this led to the end of racial segregation being allowed on all public transport. Black Americans and their White American supporters kept the boycott alive for more than a year, and bankrupted a company. Hooray! He fought against southern racism with all his might and effort, and finally it culminated in the march on Washington to demand civil rights for Americans of African Slave Ancestry, who had been called Negroes, and later became known as black Americans and finally African Americans.

Reverend King believed in nonviolence and used Gandhi as an example to lead his campaign for the rights of people who were being oppressed because of their skin color. Before he was murdered for his attempts to bring about fairness, unity and the creation of a nation undivided, he was granted the Nobel Peace Prize.

His "I Have A Dream" speech is the finest speech in the entire history of this nation in its unabashed desire for a nation of ideals. He did not live to see his dream, and it still hasn't come close to being true. His most important contribution was being humble enough to offer up his life for people without a voice or a country.

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African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Conflict and compromise on Rosa Parks?

The conflict was Rosa Parks, a black woman,an African American, not giving up her seat to a white man on a public bus. Racism was still a big factor in the South (especially Montgomery, Ala.).

The compromise came later after Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and members of the NAACP fought to change laws, for the rights of all blacks to have the same rights as the white people.

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Job Training and Career Qualifications
Buddhism
Civil Rights Leaders

How many years did Gautama Buddha teach after gaining enlightenment?

About 50 years

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African-American History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Leaders

3 top civil rights leaders who were assassinated?

Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Leaders

Why did Martin Luther King Jr skip grades?

Because of hos intellegience

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History of the United States
African-American History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leaders

Who was Thurgood Marshall?

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 � January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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World War 2
Adolf Hitler
Civil Rights Leaders

What would it have been like to have been a teenager during World War 2?

it would suck pretty bad

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