Youth in Revolt: A Look At The Youth Movements That Changed The World

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Movements that seek progressive social reform tend to be led by young people.

Updated 3/18/2024

From the Magna Carta to the Civil Rights movement, social change has most often come at the edge of a sword or the end of a gun barrel. Each right, privilege, and freedom that we hold dear, however fledgling, was earned through collective action. The 8-hour work week, public schooling and so many of the things we take for granted were hard-won. I can think of no example when social change happened via inertia.

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