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  • Ralph David Abernathy | American religious leader and civil-rights activist | Britannica.com
    chief aide and closest adviser until King s assassination in 1968 at which time Abernathy succeeded him as president of the SCLC He headed that organization until his resignation in 1977 after which he resumed his work as the pastor of a Baptist church in Atlanta His autobiography And the Walls Came Tumbling Down appeared in 1989 Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 10 20 2014 You may also be interested in Martin Luther King Jr Andrew Young James Baldwin John Lewis Medgar Evers Stanley Crouch Julian Bond Benjamin L Hooks Adam Clayton Powell Jr Roger Nash Baldwin Louis Marshall Aaron E Henry Keep exploring USA Facts The Country Quiz Countries of the World Editor Picks 9 Queer Writers You Should Read Editor Picks Our Favorite Childhood Books What made you want to look up Ralph David Abernathy To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Ralph David Abernathy Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com biography Ralph David Abernathy APA style Ralph David Abernathy 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com biography Ralph David Abernathy Harvard style Ralph David Abernathy 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com biography Ralph David Abernathy Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Ralph David Abernathy accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com biography Ralph David Abernathy While every

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  • Ghandi and Indian History Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • Human Geography Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • 12 Clues to Help Non-Canadians Understand the 2015 Canadian Election | Britannica.com
    Quebec parking lot and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Central to the issue was the passage in May 2015 of Bill C 51 which among other measures aimed at increasing the government s ability to foil terrorists authorized the sharing of private information between 17 government organizations and expanded the portfolio of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service CSIS to include preventive actions Citing a lack of parliamentary oversight for CSIS operations and violation of civil liberties the NDP and Mulcair adamantly opposed passage of the bill and then called for its repeal In an episode reminiscent of the alleged flip flopping of 2004 U S presidential candidate John Kerry regarding his support for opposition to the invasion of Iraq Trudeau voted for Bill C 51 even though he opposed it because he later explained he didn t want to allow his opposition to the bill to be used against him later by Harper 6 Veiled Xenophobia In mid September Harper ignited a furor by using the term old stock Canadians while responding to a debate question on immigration The gist of his remark was that he doesn t believe that immigrants who are undeserving of refugee status should be accorded special health care benefits unavailable to other Canadians But his political opponents accused Harper of sending a coded message reinforcing anti immigrant fears and stoking divisive us versus them politics Similar criticism greeted the Harper government s argument that the threat of allowing in Islamist terrorists precludes an increase in the number of refugees from the Syrian Civil War that it would permit to immigrate As the campaign heated up perhaps the hottest of hot button issues was the government s decision to appeal the ruling in the case of Zunera Ishaq an immigrant Muslim woman who had gone to court to challenge a government regulation that prohibited women from wearing veils during Canadian citizenship ceremonies Two courts had ruled in favour of Ishaq but the government made a show of its determination to take the matter to the Supreme Court 7 Up Close and Personal Justin Trudeau Chris Wattie Reuters Landov Home for Justin Trudeau from birth to age 13 except for the brief interlude of Joe Clark s premiership was 24 Sussex Drive Ottawa the prime minister s official residence Because he had brothers he wasn t exactly cast in the John John Kennedy role in Camelot North during the long tenure in office of his father Pierre Trudeau but there were plenty of cute toddler photos of Justin with his famous parents Like life in the White House of Pres John F Kennedy life behind the walls at 24 Sussex often didn t match its storybook version When his parents battled before the divorce that had such an impact on him Justin sought solace in comic books where couples didn t split Archie was one of his favorites 8 Up Close and Personal Thomas Mulcair Dan Riedlhuber Reuters Landov Thomas Mulcair grew up in a

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  • 9 Dickensian Diagnoses | Britannica.com
    desire to strangle his nephew Edwin Drood an act that the opium addict ultimately seeks to realize While still a mystery some psychologists suspect that dreams particularly those associated with drug use may represent the origin of a craving or desire such as for food or sex Perhaps of significance then was Jasper s love for Rosa Bud Drood s fiancée which may have driven Jasper to kill Drood though the identity of the person responsible for Drood s disappearance is unknown the author died before completing the novel Thus Dickens appears to have been spot on in his portrayal of dreams desire and what is now a recognized medical condition addiction 5 Arthur Havisham 1946 Universal International Pictures photograph from a private collection Delirium tremens There was another in with Compeyson as was called Arthur He was in a decline and was a shadow to look at In Great Expectations with the character Arthur Havisham Dickens again demonstrates his knowledge of the consequences of addiction namely its tendency to lead to physical and mental deterioration Arthur suffered specifically from the horrors which physicians have equated with delirium tremens a condition brought on by alcohol withdrawal and often seen in people who suffer from chronic alcoholism As its name suggests defining features of the condition include changes in mental state delirium and shaking or shivering tremens Arthur suffers from both as Dickens describes succinctly in the novel making for a subtle yet intriguing treasure among Dickensian diagnoses 4 Joe the Fat Boy Photos com Thinkstock Obesity hypoventilation syndrome In The Pickwick Papers Dickens described a boy a wonderfully fat boy standing upright on the mat with his eyes closed as if in sleep It is a classic description of what is now known as Pickwickian syndrome or obesity hypoventilation syndrome While its primary physical features obesity and atypical daytime drowsiness appear to have been described prior to Dickens s portrayal of Joe the fat boy the first reference to the syndrome in relation to the novel appears to have made later in the early 1900s by Canadian physician Sir William Osler in an edition of his textbook The Principles and Practice of Medicine The name Pickwickian syndrome entered into popular use more than a century after The Pickwick Papers was published in book form 1837 3 Bradley Headstone From Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens The Continental Press New York Epilepsy You are quite ill Mr Headstone It is not much sir It will pass over very soon I am accustomed to be seized with giddiness Bradley Headstone the schoolmaster in Our Mutual Friend is thought to have suffered from epilepsy Indeed his being seized with giddiness likely represented a seizure Headstone was not alone among Dickens characters in his condition Monks a sinister and sickly character in Oliver Twist and Guster a maid in Bleak House were prone to fits as well Some have speculated that Dickens himself may have been afflicted by epilepsy or a similar condition which

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  • Web sites: American civil rights movement | Britannica.com
    national holiday Behind The News Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Next Read more about the Schism of 1054 American civil rights movement Article Web sites Bibliography Year in Review Contributors Read View All Media 43 View History Feedback External Web sites John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Civil Rights Movement NeoK12 Educational Videos Lessons and Games Civil Rights Movement New Georgia Encyclopedia History and Archaeology Civil Rights Movement Britannica Web sites Articles from Britannica encyclopedias for elementary and high school students civil rights movement Children s Encyclopedia Ages 8 11 The rights of a country s citizens are called civil rights Many African Americans were denied full civil rights for about 100 years after the end of slavery The struggle for those rights especially in the 1950s and 1960s is known as the civil rights movement civil rights movement Student Encyclopedia Ages 11 and up The mass movement for racial equality in the United States known as the civil rights movement started in the late 1950s Through nonviolent protest actions it broke through the pattern of racial segregation the practice in the South through which black Americans were not allowed to use the same schools churches restaurants buses

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  • Bibliography: American civil rights movement | Britannica.com
    have made significant contributions to the American civil rights movement Next story Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Spotlight Martin Luther King Jr Day Previous How did Martin Luther King Jr Day become a national holiday Behind The News Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Next Read more about the Schism of 1054 American civil rights movement Article Web sites Bibliography Year in Review Contributors Read View All Media 43 View History Feedback Bibliography Taylor Branch Parting the Waters America in the King Years 1954 63 1988 Pillar of Fire America in the King Years 1963 65 1998 and At Canaan s Edge America in the King Years 1965 68 2006 offer fascinating portraits of Martin Luther King Jr and other key figures in the modern civil rights movement Clayborne Carson Emma J Lapsansky Werner and Gary B Nash The Struggle for Freedom A History of African Americans 2005 considers the modern freedom struggle within the larger context of African American history Patricia Sullivan Lift Every Voice The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement 2009 David J Garrow Martin Luther King Jr and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1986 and Clayborne Carson In Struggle SNCC and the

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  • Year In Review: American civil rights movement | Britannica.com
    Luther King Jr Day become a national holiday Which other individuals have made significant contributions to the American civil rights movement Next story Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Spotlight Martin Luther King Jr Day Previous How did Martin Luther King Jr Day become a national holiday Behind The News Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Next Read more about the Schism of 1054 American civil rights movement Article Web

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