One of the most important chapters in American history, the civil rights era represents the path of recognition, acceptance, and lauding of one of America’s greatest assets: its black American citizenry. This resource guides readers through the key events, successes, and trials of the civil rights movement, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Though significant racial challenges remained even after the dismantling of legal segregation, that only makes studying the civil rights era all the more relevant for students in the twenty-first century.
Interest Level: Grades 7-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1260
ISBN: 9781680480481 (Print) 9781680480504 (E-book)