Celebs in the Civil Rights Movement

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Sammy Davis Jr.

 

As one of the greatest entertainers in show business, Sammy Davis also lent his celebrity and finances to the civil rights movement in the ‘60s. After he refused to appear in any clubs that practiced racial segregation, several venues in Miami Beach and Las Vegas were then integrated.

(Photo: Landov)

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