Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968

Many African American leaders rose to help during the Civil Rights Movement such as Malcolm X, MLK Jr, & Rosa Parks.
People in the Souther states continued to treat the blacks unfairly after the civil war. They passed a set of laws to keep the whites separated from the blacks it was known as the Jim Crow Laws.
The Civil Rights Movement took place in the 1950's and the 1960's.
The Civil Rights Movement delt with the freedom and equality of African Americans.
By the mid 1960's, many forms of discrimination against black people were illegal.
Malcolm X was the leader of the Black Power Movement.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Birmingham Campaign, and March on Washington were all important events.
Most protest during the Civil Rights Movement were nonviolent, or peaceful.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed during the administration of president Lyndon Johnson. The act banned discrimination.
The Civil Rights Movement ended in 1968, it had a major impact on racism in America.


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