This collection of worksheets examines the important incidents, leaders, and legal precedents of the African American fight for equal civil rights in the United States. Your students will learn about key figures, occurrences, and milestones along the long march for equality, mostly taking place in the century between the 1860s and the 1960s (Note: the Civil War is an entirely separate section on this site). Activities consist of short reading passages with accompanying questionnaires. Answer keys have been provided for instructors.
Not so fun fact: Though the slave trade in the United States was legally abolished in 1808, the practice of slavery was not eradicated until 57 years later.