The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950 and 60s was an extremely important era for African Americans who had to fight, protest and die for civil equality in America. African Americans had fight against racial discrimination, slavery, segregation, unfair, unjust and inequality in all aspects of humanity. African Americans were treated so inhumanly that we were forced to protest which led to the Civil Rights Movement, led by several Notable African Americans who fought against the unjust, inhumane, uncivilized treatment of  Black People in America.


Students will learn about what led to the 1st civil rights protest, who were involved and the outcome of the protest. American civil rights movement, mid-20th century mas protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the United States.


When was the first civil rights protest in America?

Who were the key figures in the first civil rights protest?

What was the outcome of the first civil rights movement?

What other significant civil rights movement led to laws being changed or enacted 

to support African Americans?

What were 2 major civil rights marches?

What were 2 major boycotts of the civil rights movement?

What happened after World War II and the Second Reconstruction to support African Americans?

Students should access the following websites and aswer the above questions:…  scroll down to rosa parks   scroll down to March on Washington Part 1,2 & 3

(History,Art &Archives)US House of Representative Black Americans in Congress Historical Essays Keeping the Faith



List the name of the First Civil Rights Protest/Movement.

Who was the key person/figure in the protest/boycott?

What the outcome of the boycott?

Did student name 2 other boycotts/protest of the Civil Rights Era/Movement?

Did student name 3 significant civil rights leaders?


The Civil Rights Era/Movement was a critical time in American History as it relates to African Americans. African Americans struggled to acheive the status of equal citizenship in America, a liberal democratic state. Civil Rights are the basic legal rights a person must possess to have equal citizenship status as White Americans. These basic human civil rights were systematically denied African Americans from our arrival to Jamestown, Virginia in (1619) up until the Civil Rights Movement/Era of the 1950's and 60's. Although the laws have changed since 1950s making it illegal/unconstitutional to deny anyone basic human/civils rights, African Americans are still struggling to obtain equal personal, economic, political, and educational status in America.

Teacher Page

Civil Rights reform for African American began as for back a 1945 after World War II. While African American of Congress from this era played prominent roles in advocating for reform, it was largely the efforts of everyday Americans who protested segregation that prodded a reluctant Congress to pass landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s (Exihibitions-Publications-Black Americans in Congress- Historical Essays- Keeping the Faith)