Civil Rights in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Civil Rights

the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality

Examples of Civil Rights in a sentence

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the civil rights of African Americans to share public spaces, attend schools, and vote. 🔊

When newspapers and television stations are censored they are denied their civil rights of freedom of speech, press, and assembly. 🔊

Rosa Parks is seen as an iconic symbol of civil rights because she refused to be discriminated against for the color of her skin. 🔊

Students in London were denied their civil rights to freedom of religion when they were ordered to remove their headscarves and Star of David necklaces.  🔊

Last year’s Woman’s March in Washington, D.C., centered on the denial of women’s basic civil rights for equal job opportunities and gender discrimination.  🔊

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