The civil rights movement was a collective effort, and more people are united around its demands today than was the case in the mid-twentieth century. During both time periods, there were/are active Muslim voices to lead and inspire change. Black Muslims during the civil rights movement made many changes in prisoners’ rights, the Black Power movement, entertainment and pop culture, and many more realms.  

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The civil rights movement was a collective effort, and more people are united around its demands today than was the case in the mid-twentieth century. During both time periods, there were/are active Muslim voices to lead and inspire change. Black Muslims during the civil rights movement made many changes in prisoners’ rights, the Black Power movement, entertainment and pop culture, and many more realms.  

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