Chapter 18: The Civil Rights Movement (1954 - 1968)
The civil rights movement quickly grew after World War II. Following the sacrifices African Americans made in the war effort and landmark decisions by the Supreme Court, civil rights leaders organized and demanded an end to disenfranchisement and segregation. From bus boycotts and lunch counters, to freedom rides and a march on the nation's capital, African Americans were determined to find their place in America.
Throughout this chapter the following topics will be addressed: The Movement Begins, Challenging Segregation, and New Civil Rights Issues.