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The goal of the Freedom Riders was to draw national attention to and incite federal action against the non-enforcement in the segregated south of the Supreme Court decisions Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia and B... More »

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A few notorious motorcycle club names include Hells Angels, Bandidos, Sons of Silence, Outlaws and Mongols. Some nonviolent motorcycle club names are Flaming Knights, LA Deuces, Original Route 66, Rolling Thunder, Sacred... More »

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Beach wheelchairs offer riders the freedom to move over terrain that is not accessible in traditional wheelchairs, including sand, snow and grass. Some beach wheelchairs also provide opportunities for the user to be in w... More »

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Racial segregation finished de jure in the United States in 1954, when a series of Supreme Court decisions were enforced in that sense. However, de facto segregation continued until the 1970s and persists in various degr... More »

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Important points in the history of racial discrimination include the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the ratification of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, and the Supreme Court decisions in Hernandez ... More »

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