Civil Rights Movement (48 images)

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WAP63082804 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The leaders of the March on Washington lock arms as they lead the way along Constitution Avenue in this August 28,1963 photo. The march gave immense impetus to the nation's civil rights movement and led to the passage of improtant new laws aimed at aiding black Americans. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is at center, seventh from right. At extreme right is A. Philip Randolph, the march director. Alongside Randolph is Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP. cc/sp/files UPI
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