Monday, January 19, 2015


Updated January 19, 2015 11:38 AM

The Fight for Civil Rights, Long After Martin Luther King

Introduction

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Fifty years ago, hundreds of these young people were arrested in 
Selma, Ala., demanding African-American voting rights.  
Bill Hudson/Associated Press

The protests over the killings of unarmed black men by police have been called the start of a new civil rights movement. But a half-century after activists broke the back of Jim Crow, problems beyond police brutality persist for African-Americans: the wealth gap widens, higher education is less attainable, white supremacists remain influential.
Is a new movement for black equality needed and, if so, what shape would it take?
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