We are now thoroughly in the midst of a watershed moment for civil rights in the United States. The internet, cell phones, and social media have mobilized a growing movement for social change in response to the deaths of so many young and often unarmed black people. In this new Civil Rights Era, leaders are raising their voices with determination and hope.
Check out the gallery below and remember these names. They will soon be in textbooks, and most already are.
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