The Story of the American Civil Rights Movement
The Inside Guide: Movements for Equality
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
In the 1950s and 1960s, Black men and women displayed stunning bravery as they fought for equal treatment in the United States. Despite the ever-present threats of being intimidated, jailed, and physically harmed or killed, they persisted and eventually won major battles. Although the movement achieved tremendous aims, Black Americans still face prejudice and unequal treatment today. Through historical black-and-white photographs and in-depth sidebars, this volume gives readers a close look at the American civil rights movement and the ways it is still relevant in the 21st century.