civil rights movement 1980's-1990's

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    civil rights movement

  • 1984 - Jesse Jackson

    1984 - Jesse Jackson
    He established the National Rainbow Coalition, to establish equal rights for African Americans, women, and Homosexuals.
  • L. Douglas Wilder

    L. Douglas Wilder
    He was the first African American to be elected governor of any state in America and also he was the first African American to win a statewide office in Virginia
  • Martin Luther King jr. day

    Martin Luther King jr. day
    First ever Martin Luther King day was celebrated in the honor of him, for his dedication to his work for the country and his people without using any violence. He suffered a lot for the service he provided for the country but he still didnt back down. He kept fighting due to which he was assasinated in 1968, and so in 1986 President Reagan signed the Martin Luther King jr. day which would be celebrated on the 3rd monday of January every year.
  • Million Man March

    Million Man March
    Hundreds of thousands of black men gathered at Washington D.C. for the Million Man March, and this was the largest demonstartion of its kind in the capitals history.
  • PUSH and Rainbow coalition

    PUSH and Rainbow coalition
    These two organizations united to form the PUSH/Rainbow Coalition. They decided to merge because they were promotiong the same goal to get equal rights to African Americans, women, and Homosexuals.