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The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.


Lyman Trumbull


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There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.


Stokely Carmichael


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So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities.


Stokely Carmichael


#bill #black #cities #civil #civil rights

It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.


John Conyers


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Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.


Morgan Freeman


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If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus.


Kinky Friedman


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Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today.


Jesse Jackson


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There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.


Moshe Katsav


#becoming #civil #civil rights #community #country

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.


Ida B. Wells


#ballot box #box #civil #civil rights #freedom

I think the Civil Rights Movement changed that trajectory for me. The first thing I did was leave school. I was suspended for my participation in Movement demonstrations in my hometown, December, 1961.


Bernice Johnson Reagon


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