Civil Rights Movements

Monique & Kiundra

What it is

American civil rights movement, mass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern u.s that came to national prominence during the mid 1950's

Civil Rights

Movements for civil rights were a world wide series of political movements for equality before the law that peaked in the 1960's . In many situations it took the form of campaigns of civil resistance aimed at achieving change through nonviolent forms of resistance.

Civil Rights Movement

The main aim of the movements for civil rights included ensuring that the rights of all people are equally protected by the law, including the rights of minorities, women's rights, and LGBT rights.


Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white bus rider, thereby defying a southern custom that required blacks to give seats toward the front of buses to whites.