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A statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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A statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faces the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala, where a 1963 bombing took the lives of four young black girls.(Credit: KRT, 1999)

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Civil rights sites in the South

Catalysts for the civil rights movement, including sit-ins and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., are marked with monuments and museums throughout the South.

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