Civil Rights in the 1950s


The fight for African-American equality took on a new prominence and a new intensity in America during the 1950s. This lesson reviews some of the most important events (some triumphant, some tragic) affecting civil rights that took place during this decade. Among the events discussed: The Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Murder of Emmett Till, and the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.