Civil Rights Movements

Some articles on civil rights, civil, rights, civil rights movements:

Civil Rights Movement
... Civil rights guarantee equal protection under the law ... When civil and political rights are not guaranteed to all as part of equal protection of laws, or when such guarantees exist on paper but are not respected in practice, opposition ... Civil Rights movements began as early as 1848 in the USA with such documents as the Declaration of Sentiment ...
History of Marriage By Culture - Europe
... In Ancient Greece, no specific civil ceremony was required for the creation of a marriage – only mutual agreement and the fact that the couple must regard each other as husband and wife ... Married Greek women had few rights in ancient Greek society and were expected to take care of the house and children ... In this type of marriage, a woman lost her family rights of inheritance of her old family and gained them with her new one ...

Famous quotes containing the words civil rights, movements, civil and/or rights:

    Children’s liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939)

    His reversed body gracefully curved, his brown legs hoisted like a Tarentine sail, his joined ankles tacking, Van gripped with splayed hands the brow of gravity, and moved to and fro, veering and sidestepping, opening his mouth the wrong way, and blinking in the odd bilboquet fashion peculiar to eyelids in his abnormal position. Even more extraordinary than the variety and velocity of the movements he made in imitation of animal hind legs was the effortlessness of his stance.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Over thy wounds now do I prophesy
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    A curse shall light upon the limbs of men,
    Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
    Shall cumber all the parts of Italy.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Don’t forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
    Frederick The Great (1712–1786)