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Civil Rights are the rights and privileges to which we are entitled under the laws that govern our nation. In America, our civil rights are guaranteed in the Constitution, particularly in the Bill of Rights and other Amendments.

Even though the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in 1865 and the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery and guaranteed black Americans the rights to which all American citizens are entitled, many black Americans in the South were not allowed to exercise their civil rights, even until the 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States helped to win equality for all Americans.

In 1987, a Presidential Proclamation declared August 12 to be commemorated as Civil Rights Day. This day is an opportunity to honor those who worked to help create an America where all Americans' civil rights are protected. It is also a time to stand up for the continuing protection of our civil rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

In recent years, some have suggested that Martin Luther King Day be observed as Civil Rights Day to commemorate the greater cause to which Dr. King and so many others dedicated their lives for the good of us all.


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Civil Rights Day - August 12
Citizenship Day - September 17
Human Rights Day - December 10
Bill Of Rights Day - December 15




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Civil Rights Day Proclamation

Amnesty International

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Bill of Rights Institute
Carter Center
Center for Human Rights
Human Rights Campaign
International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Southern Poverty Law Center
Universal Rights Network
Women's Human Rights Net




Noam Chomsky

Frederick Douglass

Dwight Eisenhower

Thomas Jefferson

Abraham Lincoln

James Madison

George Mason

John Stuart Mill

Eleanor Holmes Norton

A. Philip Randolph

Wendell Wilkie

Roy Wilkins

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