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The First Milestone Of The Civil Rights March

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The First Milestone Of The Civil Rights March

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The First Milestone Of The Civil Rights March

The First Milestone Of The Civil Rights March

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The landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case in 1954 had roots in dissent that began many years earlier. Along the way, the civil rights movement encountered reluctance to pass anti-lynching legislation, segregation in the military and the paltry representation of blacks in U.S. politics.

Liane Hansen and NPR News Analyst Juan Williams continue their series of discussions on the civil rights milestones that led to the election of Barack Obama.

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