The Civil Rights Movement
"It takes both the black and white keys on the piano to play 'The Star Spangled Banner.' "

The Civil Rights Movement was said to have started when a large number of Black American Citizens decided that they had to fight the discrimination they were facing daily from other American citizens. Most of the action of the Civil Rights movement happened during the 1950s and 1960s. After almost 10 years of non-violent protests and marches such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and The March on Washington, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, then the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These two Acts insured basic civil rights for all races of American citizens.

Want to learn more about The Civil Rights Movement and black history? Try going to some of the web sites below, do not forget to read the reviews before you go.


A Celebration of Black History  Review
Black History Month: A Celebration Review
Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement Review
Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement Review
Representation of Women in the 1960's Civil Rights Movement Review
Seattle Times: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Review
Brought to you by Principals- 4CivilRights Review
The Montgomery Bus Boycott Review
Martin Luther King, JR.: A Biographical Sketch Review




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