The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s marked a shift in how African Americans were treated in the United States. This volume highlights the important events and figures that made this movement successful. The book introduces readers to important activists who fought for civil rights by raising their voices and refusing to accept unfair laws. Photographs and primary sources provide readers with a firsthand look at the history of the movement. Finally, readers will learn what can still be done to further equality for African Americans in the United States and how they can be a part of the movement.