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January 19, 2014

Commemorate MLK Day by learning more about the Civil Rights Movement

Don't know much about the Civil Rights Movement? You're not alone. According to a Southern Poverty Law Center, only 2 percent of American high school seniors were able to answer a simple question regarding the existence of school segregation in this country prior to 1954. Sixteen states do not require any instruction at all on the 1950s and 1960s movement that provoked a radical transformation in this nation's laws and treatment of black Americans.

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