civil rights worker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil rights worker a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
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Usage

In literature:

During the demonstrations, a Black civil rights worker and a Northern Unitarian clergyman were both killed.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
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In news:

This June 1964, FBI photograph was presented into evidence during the trial of Edgar Ray Killen, who was charged with the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers.
Former Ku Klux Klan member Edgar Ray Killen, 80, was found guilty of manslaughter Tuesday in the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers.
In 1964, two years after graduating from Harvard, Barney Frank went to Mississippi as a civil rights worker.
Pete Seeger brought the song "We Shall Overcome" to the forefront of causes for American workers in the 1940s and later to the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s.
Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing On The Impact Of Criminal Background Checks And The EEOC's Conviction Records Policy On The Employment Of Black And Hispanic Workers.
President Barack Obama speaks during the announcement of the Cesar E Chavez National Monument to honor the late Latino farm worker and labor and civil rights activist on Monday, October 8, in Keene, California.
Karl Fleming risked his life covering James Meredith's entry into the University of Mississippi and the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964.
In Memphis' National Civil Rights Museum, one display represents the sanitation workers' strike that brought Dr Martin Luther King Jr to the town where he was killed April 4, 1968.
"Going Down Jericho Road" Rallying for workers' rights, civil rights.
Chaney was one of three civil rights workers murdered in Philadelphia, Miss.
NEW YORK(CBS) A town haunted by the brutal slaying of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan elected its first black mayor this week.
Well, being a minor as well, I know that this situation can happen anywhere and everywhere ("Wilder Spokesman Made Racist Remarks, Co-Worker Alleges," Street Talk, Aug 8), and truly I am not prepared to die for my civil rights just yet.
Civil Rights Division the target in suspected worker harassment.
"He was a civil rights field worker right up to the end," Guyot-Diangone said.
Lucille Wheeler, 104, formerly of Germantown, a retired social worker and a longtime civil rights activist, died Jan 28 at Ivy Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, where she had been a resident since 2009.
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