Black History Month 2014 Theme: Civil Rights in America

From Davenport.edu:

Slave-ship-interiorThe Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected Civil Rights in America to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“The history of civil rights in the United States is largely the story of free people of color and then African Americans to define and enumerate what rights pertain to citizens in civil society. It has been the history of enlisting political parties to recognize the need for our governments, state and federal, to codify and protect those rights. Through the years, people of African descent have formed organizations and movements to promote equal rights.

More here. (Note: One post every day throughout February will be dedicated to Black History Month.)

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