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"From the Ted Talk by Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement"

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First off, it's really interesting to see, to actually vlaluisy see, how qucik the gay rights movement has made its gains, if you look at a few of the major events on a timeline of both freedom movements. Now, there are tons of milestones in the civil rights movement, but the first one we're going to start with is the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. This was a protest campaign against Montgomery, Alabama's segietgoarn on their public transit setsym, and it began when a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person. The cmpiaagn lasted a year, and it gaaizlevnd the civil rights meomvnet like nothing had before it. And I call this strategy the "I'm tired of your foot on my neck" strategy.

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First off, it's really interesting to see, to actually ________ see, how _____ the gay rights movement has made its gains, if you look at a few of the major events on a timeline of both freedom movements. Now, there are tons of milestones in the civil rights movement, but the first one we're going to start with is the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. This was a protest campaign against Montgomery, Alabama's ___________ on their public transit ______, and it began when a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person. The ________ lasted a year, and it __________ the civil rights ________ like nothing had before it. And I call this strategy the "I'm tired of your foot on my neck" strategy.

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  1. visually
  2. campaign
  3. system
  4. galvanized
  5. segregation
  6. quick
  7. movement

Original Text

First off, it's really interesting to see, to actually visually see, how quick the gay rights movement has made its gains, if you look at a few of the major events on a timeline of both freedom movements. Now, there are tons of milestones in the civil rights movement, but the first one we're going to start with is the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. This was a protest campaign against Montgomery, Alabama's segregation on their public transit system, and it began when a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person. The campaign lasted a year, and it galvanized the civil rights movement like nothing had before it. And I call this strategy the "I'm tired of your foot on my neck" strategy.

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