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This timeline will help you see the history of the period 1920 to 1968 in context. Select each decade to reveal some important events during the struggle for civil rights. Think about how each event leads on to the next and how it might have influenced the way people were feeling at the time. Use your notes or recall to think about how and where other incidents might fit in.

Within the timeline, there are five key topics for you to study in depth: Attitudes in the 20s, Desegregation of Schools, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Summer and Black Power.

Each study topic gives you the opportunity to explore sources and find out what they tell us. There is also a revision source with an exam-style question to practise your interpretation skills!


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