Civil rights are the basic rights and privileges you hold as a human and U.S. citizen. They include the right to free speech, free press, to assemble, to vote, to have equality in public places, and freedom from involuntary servitude. If you are discriminated against due to membership in a particular group or class, or if your basic rights are in some other way denied, you have legal recourse. Use the following guides to get the low-down on civil rights.