During the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, black Americans sought to end the effects of racism and discrimination by fighting for equal rights under the law. This text set explores the theme of civil rights by looking at some historical figures and events that brought about social justice reforms.
What are civil rights?
What problems did the civil rights movement address?
Who played an important role in civil rights reform? What did they do? What was their impact?
Why is it important to learn about the civil rights movement? How can we apply lessons from that historical period today?
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