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Black Lives Matter

This guide is intended to support research on the history of race, inequality, and the lives of African Americans, and support social justice activism.

On Civil Rights and Black Americans

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability.  Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.  Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency.  This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from  Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

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