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The murder of Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, sparked the Civil Rights movement. Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who lived with his mother on Chicago’s South Side. He went to Mississippi to spend the summer with his cousins. While he was there, people said that he flirted…
The song "We Shall Overcome" is sometimes called the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement. People sung this song at protests and marches. Other music, especially jazz music, was also important to protestors and activists. The music expressed the ideals of the movement. It also helped inspire people to…
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