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The American Civil Rights movement it said to have taken place from 1955 until 1968. The first "shot" of the movement was actually the 1948 signing of an Executive order signed by Harry Truman declaring "there shall be equal treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."



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