The Civil Rights Movement

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Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
8

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The Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement

The long struggle of African Americans to win their full rights grew stronger after World War II. Under the leadership of such people as Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement changed American society. At the same time other Americans began to demand greater protections under the law.

Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed the first African American to play in the major leagues.

President Harry S. Truman ends segragation in the military.

African Americans stage Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1948

1955

National Organization for Women and the United Farm Workers are founded.

Congress passes the Civil Rights Act.

1964

1966

1947


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