Civil rights leaders you need to know about

From Dorothy Height to James Rucker

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18/06/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Martin Luther King Jr. is the first name that comes to mind when thinking of the Civil Rights Movement, in which African Americans fought for equality during the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond. But there are many other figures whose names we should know—people from the past and present who have made it their priority to fight for the freedom of all Black Americans. 

If you'd like to improve your history knowledge, click through this gallery to learn the names of 33 civil rights icons today.

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