Timeline of African-American Civil Rights Movement

Timeline Of African-American Civil Rights Movement

This is a timeline of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

The Civil Rights movement was a freedom struggle by African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s to gain equality. The goals of the movement were freedom from discrimination, equal opportunity in employment, education and housing, the right to vote and equal access to public facilities.

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