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  • Writer's pictureKhalfani King

John Lewis, Libertarian Hero

The Civil Rights Movement was a citizens’ rebellion against one of the longest, most brutal episodes of oppression the United States has seen. Nearly 100 years after the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution supposedly made African‐​Americans free and equal citizens and guaranteed them the right to vote, Southern states denied African‐​Americans the most basic protection governments owe their citizens—protection of bodily integrity—as well as their rights to speak, protest, vote, work, exchange, travel, and marry. Read More

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