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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

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Eyes on the Prize – 03 – Ain\’t Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961

Ain’t scared of your jails chronicles the courage displayed by thousands of young people and college students who joined the ranks of the movement and gave it new direction. In 1960, lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South, may organized by the new, energetic Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1961, on the Freedom Rides, many young people faced violence and defied deathRead more…

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