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Roger Baldwin was an American civil rights activist who co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Roger Baldwin was an American civil rights activist. When the U.S. entered World War I, he headed a pacifist union group which later became the American Civil Liberties Union, representing the likes of James Joyce regarding a ban on Ulysses, as well as Jehovah's Witnesses for free-press rights. He served as the director of the ACLU for 30 years. His work made civil rights a universal cause.
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"Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love." Stated by legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., these words represent a basic human philosophy to which black history's greatest leaders have passionately subscribed. Learn more about the world's most revered civil rights activists, known for their fight against social injustices and lasting impact on the lives of black citizens, including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Nelson Mandela, Nina Simone, Mary McLeod Bethune, Lena Horne, Marva Collins, Rosa Parks, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
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