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Civil Rights Movement
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In the first decade of the 19th century, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States campaigned for the absolute bestowal of civil rights to the African-American population. For a long time, American Jews were disproportionately represented in this movement and felt far greater sympathy for the situation of Black people than other…

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Stephen H. Norwood, Norman (OK), “Civil Rights Movement”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0142>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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