The History of the Civil Rights Movement

In 1909, a group of prominent black and white created the National Association for the Advancement of People or NAACP. Their goal was to increase and challenge issues like the Jim Crow laws. Unfortunately, it was between and that white group the Ku Klux Klan saw its biggest amid increased racial friction.

Following the First World War, the NAACP was devoted to ending lynching by white vigilantes. By mid-century, the group became instrumental in the Brown vs the Board of Education of Topeka court case. This class-action suit filed in 1951 asked that in schools be struck down. Taken to the Supreme Court, the case resulted in the first school in the United States to in the fall of .

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