The Civil Rights Movement . Challenging Segregation . The Sit-In Movement . In the fall of 1959, four African American college students at a Woolworth’s department store in Greensboro, NC sat at a “white’s only” counter and refused to leave until they were served.
idealistic and energized college students
into the civil rights struggle.
The Justice Department takes Action
Violence In Birmingham
Kennedy his opportunity he needed to announce
his civil rights bill.
The March in Washington
The Civil Rights Bill Becomes Law
The Selma March
deputized citizens rushed the demonstrators,
many were beaten in full view of television
The Voting Rights Act of 1965