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The Civil Rights Movement was mostly getting the federal government to make state governments to follow federal law.

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Little Rock, Arkansas 1957

Little Rock, Arkansas 1957

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States were not following federal law. Feds were sent in.

States were not following federal law. Feds were sent in.

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James Meredith, University of Mississippi, escorted to class by U.S. marshals and troops. Oct. 2, 1962.

James Meredith, University of Mississippi, escorted to class by U.S. marshals and troops. Oct. 2, 1962.

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Ole Miss fought against integration

Ole Miss fought against integration

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200 were arrested during riots at Ole Miss

200 were arrested during riots at Ole Miss

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States ignored the ’54 Brown decision, so Feds were sent in.

States ignored the ’54 Brown decision, so Feds were sent in.

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Voter Registration

Voter Registration

CORE volunteers came to Mississippi to register Blacks to vote.

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These volunteers risked arrest, violence and death

These volunteers risked arrest, violence and death

every day.

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The Fight

The Fight

This man spent 5 days in jail for “carrying a placard.”

Sign says “Voter registration worker”

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"Your work is just beginning. If you go back home and sit down and take what these white men in Mississippi are doing to us. .if you take it and don't do something about it. .then *%# damn your souls."

"Your work is just beginning. If you go back home and sit down and take what these white men in Mississippi are doing to us. .if you take it and don't do something about it. .then *%# damn your souls."

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Voter Registration

Voter Registration

If Blacks registered to vote, the local banks could call the loan on their farm.

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Thousands marched to the Courthouse in Montgomery to protest rough treatment given voting rights demonstrators. The Alabama Capitol is in the background. March 18,1965

Thousands marched to the Courthouse in Montgomery to protest rough treatment given voting rights demonstrators. The Alabama Capitol is in the background. March 18,1965

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High Schoolers jailed for marching

High Schoolers jailed for marching

Oh Wallace, you never can jail us all, Oh Wallace, segregation's bound to fall

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Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

In Selma, pro-vote marchers face Alabama cops.

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Bloody Sunday

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