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The Civil Rights Movement from 1965-1968 - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll learn from expert instructors who analyze the most significant events of the Civil Rights Movement between 1965 and 1968. These engaging lessons break down the impact of the time period's legislation, campaigns, riots, civil rights leaders and much more. The chapter includes self-assessment quizzes to help you remember key terms and concepts. Review these materials whenever you have free time, and be sure to submit questions to our instructors if you have any. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the state of discrimination and racism in the U.S. prior to the 1960s
- Discuss the role of poverty and economics during the Civil Rights Movement
- Outline the causes and effects of the Watts and Detroit riots
- Evaluate the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement
- Summarize the history of the Black Panthers
- Identify the goals of the Poor People's Campaign
- Explain the context of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination
- Interpret the Fair Housing Act of 1968
1. Racism & Discrimination in Northern & Western U.S. Before the 1960s
This lesson will discuss racism and discrimination in the northern and western United States before the 1960s. Discrimination existed in parts of the U.S. other than the South, and civil rights activities impacted the entire country.
2. The Role of Economics & Poverty in the Civil Rights Movement
In this lesson, we will learn about the connection between poverty and the Civil Rights Movement. We will explore how many, African Americans, struggled with poverty, and we will highlight efforts to remedy this.
3. The Watts Riots of 1965: Historical Context & Cause
In this lesson, we explore the historical context of the Watts riots of 1965. We then examine the incident that sparked the heightened tensions between police and African Americans and led to the riots.
4. The Watts Riots of 1965: Events & Aftermath
In this lesson we explore the key events of the 1965 Watts Riots. In addition, we explore the response of both government officials and key figures of the civil rights movement.
5. Relationship Between the Black Power & Civil Rights Movements
Young African Americans once dedicated to the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s moved towards the more militant Black Power Movement of the 1960s. This lesson will follow this evolution from the early days of both movements into the 1970s.
6. Black Panthers: Definition & History
Through this lesson you will learn about the origins and evolution of the Black Panther Party and gain an understanding of how they promoted their message during the civil rights era of American history.
7. The Detroit Riot of 1967: Historical Context & Cause
The 1960s were an exceptionally turbulent time in American history, as many major cities experienced periods of unrest and violence. If you would like to learn more about the Detroit Riot of 1967, and why this event took place this lesson is a good place to start.
8. The Detroit Riot of 1967: Events & Aftermath
The Detroit Riots of 1967 were caused by many different reasons, and the events that took place during the five days the riots lasted had a multitude of consequences. In this lesson, we we'll take a look at the terrible events of the Detroit Riots of 1967 and their effects.
9. The Poor People's Campaign: Organization, Goals & Events
The Poor People's Campaign of the civil rights movement addressed poverty, an issue that affected Americans without regard to race, and attempted to make a change for the better. In this lesson, learn about the goals, organization and main events of the campaign.
10. The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., forever changed the landscape of civil rights in America. This lesson explains the circumstances of the assassination and its legacy.
11. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 & the Civil Rights Movement
In 1968, Congress passed the final piece of legislation in the modern Civil Rights Movement that worked to create fair conditions for all Americans looking to buy or rent homes. In this lesson, learn why the act was needed and how it worked.
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Other chapters within the History 307: American Civil Rights Movement course
- Civil Rights Movement from the Civil War to the 1920s
- Civil Rights in the New Deal & World War II Era
- The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s
- Direct Action & Desegregation from 1960-1963
- The Civil Rights Movement from 1964-1965
- Resistance to the Civil Rights Movement
- The Decline & Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
- Civil Rights in the Modern Era
- Required Assignments for History 307