Pivotal Moments

Many of the articles in this issue refer to specific events or organizations that impacted the course of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Here’s a quick overview of the major events or groups, when they took place or were founded, and brief descriptions of their significance.

Plessyv. Ferguson(1896) was the U.S. Supreme Court case (involving train cars) that stated

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