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Most notable figures of American civil rights movement

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The American civil rights movement was a long battle between blacks, their white counterpart and the American government. Here is a list of some of the most notable figures that held their ground in a historic fight for their freedom and the rights of a nation of people.

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*Lincoln, my bad
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the "Philadelphia plan" was created by him
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Report Abuse
Famous for his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King was a Southern Baptist preacher that went around the nation leading marches and boycotts and dramatizing the life of black people to move the American government to action.
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As a leader of the NAACP and a lawyer, Thurgood Marshall led his fight for civil rights in the court system and was the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.
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Rosa Parks Report Abuse
She famously began the bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.
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Emmett was a 14 year old whose gruesome death that lead to one of the first cases that tried white mean in court.
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Malcolm X Report Abuse
Malcolm was known for his fiery speeches and Black Nationalism stance.
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