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The Civil Rights Movement: 1968–2008

The civil rights movement did not end in 1968. Even with the legislative victories of the 1960s, many obstacles to equality remained, especially in employment and housing. Economic equality lagged behind social and political equality, especially in the nation’s cities. A rising movement mounted a political challenge to efforts aimed at expanding equality. In the late 1960s some elements of the civil rights movement abandoned non-violence and became more separatist. The cultural impact of the civil rights movement was not fully realized until after the 1960s.

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History / Education Studies / American Civil Rights Movement / African American History / American History / Racial Discrimination / Racial Inequality / Racial Segregation /