Civil Rights in Newspapers

Though the fight for civil rights in the United States goes back to at least the 1800s, the biggest strides were made during the the 1950s and 1960s, especially for African Americans. This civil rights movement of the mid-20th century saw protests and boycotts effect legislative change, largely through non-violent methods. Though the civil rights movement is often used to refer to the struggle of African Americans, other segments of the population, such as migrant farm workers, also fought for rights and protections during this time.

Explore the topics below to learn more about this period through newspaper articles and clippings.