The Intermediate History topic Free at Last? – Race Relations in the USA, 1918 - 1968 covers one of the most troubled periods of American history.
Ordinary men, women and children were drawn into a fierce struggle for equal rights regardless of the colour of their skin, while other ordinary people were determined to resist them. Across the American South, issues such as segregation, equal schooling and the chance to vote cost many people their jobs, their freedom and even their lives.
In this site you’ll examine the images, hear the voices and look into the faces that changed a nation.
Begin at the timeline to explore sources from the time and find out about some of the key events in this period.
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