This is a guide to resources on the topic of the american civil rights movement of 1954-1968 see this page for links to journals and recent news related to anthropology. The civil rights movement (also known as the african-american civil rights movement, american civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for african americans that other americans already held. In the early 1960s, the fundamental prize sought by the civil rights movement was something that african americans had never known: full legal equality. The african-american civil rights movement was a group of social movements in the united statestheir goal was to gain equal rights for african-american people the word african-american was not used at the time, so the movement was usually called the civil rights movement.
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