Reporting Civil Rights The Library Of America Edition -

civil rights movement wikipedia - the civil rights movement also known as the african american civil rights movement american civil rights movement and other terms was a decades long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for african americans that other americans already held with roots starting in the reconstruction era during the late 19th century the movement resulted in the largest legislative impacts after, united states commission on civil rights wikipedia - the u s commission on civil rights is a bipartisan independent commission of the united states federal government created in 1957 that is charged with the responsibility for investigating reporting on and making recommendations concerning civil rights issues in the united states pursuant to 42 u s c 1975d all statutory authority for the commission terminated on september 30 1996