Written by Kasi Dickerson and Brittani Pfau, Editors of The Flare, Kilgore College
Colored only – Two words and 11 letters that confined a race for years. From the mid 1800s to the late 1960s, signs of discrimination told African Americans where they were allowed to enter buildings, where they could drink water and where they would be welcomed.
During the Civil Rights Movement, leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and many others helped end racial segregation and discrimination in America by standing up for racial equality on a social and legal level. People protested across America through sit-ins, bus boycotts, marches, speeches and other demonstrations.
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