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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Crane Hill Alabama

Crane Hill (also Cranehill or Springhill) is an unincorporated community in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located at 34°5′38″N 87°3′47″W / 34.09389°N 87.06306°W / 34.09389; -87.06306 (34.0939910, -87.0630624). This community has a local post office, fire department, a Dollar General, a gas station (DJ's Texaco), a few churches. Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church is notably the oldest church in the community. The church was originally built in 1877, the same year Cullman became a county. The church has been moved several times throughout the years. The church now sits besides DJ's Texaco, and the church building was erected in 1962. The minister during that time was Whitt Harbison. Currently, Patrick Cleghorn is the minister of the church since 2004. Also, from 1904-1996, Dowling Jr. High School used to be the main spectacle of the community. The school had some very special memories. In 1936, the school caught on fire, but was rebuilt soon after. Everyone that ever attended that school was family. It was a relatively small school population wise. In 1996, arsonists burned down the school and it was a very heartbreaking event to many residents of the community. The school was never rebuilt. The main highway that runs through Crane Hill, is 222. Also, Crane Hill has a bank (People's Bank). Also, it has a senior center where senior citizens congregate every week. The community is mainly Caucasian, with a few people of Indian and Irish descent.

What is civil rights law?

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual preference. Civil rights attorneys handle cases involving the rights of individuals to be free from unequal treatment (or discrimination) based on legally-protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and religion. Civil rights cases can arise in a number of settings -- including employment, housing, lending, and education.

Answers to civil rights law issues in Alabama

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Federal court opinions concerning civil rights law in Alabama