Civil Rights at 50

Rosa Parks and civil disobedience

Rosa Parks

On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks helped start a movement that championed equality through First Amendment freedoms.
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The Watts Riots

The Watts Riots

Fifty years ago on Aug. 11, 1965, in Los Angeles’s Watts neighborhood, the arrest of a black motorist caused a melee that sparked six days of deadly riots, ushering in a new era of racial unrest.
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“March: Book Two” featured in Newseum Civil Rights Exhibit

Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening with John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis’s graphic novel-style memoir recounts his experiences in the civil rights movement, including the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.
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‘1965: Civil Rights at 50’ Explores Selma March, Voting Rights Act

1965: Civil Rights at 50

The latest installment in this changing exhibit on news media and the civil rights movement is now open at the Newseum.
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A Daughter’s Perspective on the Civil Rights Act

Joe Madison and Luci Baines Johnson

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, First Daughter Luci Baines Johnson discussed the legacy of the historic legislation with SiriusXM host Joe Madison in a program hosted by the Newseum in partnership with SiriusXM.
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