Civil Rights

Vintage: Road to Civil Rights (1930s-1960s)

Vintage: Road to Civil Rights (1930s-1960s)

Because large segments of the populace–particularly African-Americans, women, and men without property–have not always been accorded full citizenship rights in the American Republic, civil rights movements, or “freedom struggles,” have been a frequent feature of the nation’s history. In particular, movements to obtain civil rights for black Americans have had special historical significance. Such movements have not only secured citizenship…