The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s marked a shift in how
African Americans were treated in the United States. This volume highlights the
important events and figures that made this movement successful. The book
introduces readers to important activists who fought for civil rights by raising
their voices and refusing to accept unfair laws. Photographs and primary sources
provide readers with a firsthand look at the history of the movement. Finally,
readers will learn what can still be done to further equality for African
Americans in the United States and how they can be a part of the movement.