Caption : Spirits are high in this civil rights rally in an Alabama church.
Educational Notes : Have you ever read the Bill of Rights? It lists ten of our most important rights as citizens! The Freedom of Assembly is listed among them. This freedom gives citizens the right to gather peacefully in groups. The US government must let people gather on public property, which means property that isnt owned by a private citizen. This means that people are able to hold protests and rallies against the government, calling for changes to rules and regulations that they think are harmful. There are some rules that go along with this: in some cases, permits may be required to hold large protests, but the requirements for the permits cannot be too difficult to meet. Assembling with people that think like you is one powerful way of meeting a common goal. The Civil Rights March is one of the most famous examples of this in our history.
Image ID : SIL-39088014764591_1990festivalofam00fest_0069
Catalog ID : 920706
Type : Photographic prints
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Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Language : English
Place : Alabama
Publication Place : Washington (D.C.)
Rights : In Copyright
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