Revise 1950s Civil Rights
Behind today's door - Mavis Staples, because when African Americans got discouraged, they kept their eyes on the prize of a fair Civil Rights Act. Keep your eyes on the prize of a good GCSE grade.
Civil Rights during the 1950s
First, list the key events sideways across a page, then under each one write down what you can remember about it.
- Brown vs the Topeka Board of Education
- The murder of Emmett Till
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott
- The Little Rock Nine
- The 1957 Civil Rights Act
Score each event out of 10 for how much progress you believe it made, then explain why and how that event increased the civil rights of African Americans.
Type an answer to the practice exam question below and upload it using the form on this page. (Markscheme)
Explain why there was progress in the civil rights movement in the years 1954-59.