Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 15, 2007

First Amendment freedoms were vital in the struggles of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others engaged in sit-ins, protests, marches and other demonstrations to bring about an end to racial segregation.

The rights of free speech and assembly enabled civil rights protesters on the streets of Birmingham and Selma, Ala., and other cities throughout the South to force society to improve the treatment of African-Americans.

See the First Amendment Center Online articles at the links below.