- After such a significant push in the 1950s for equality, African Americans in the 1960s continued the march– literally, at times. Nonviolent protests were at their most successful ever in the 60s, and Martin Luther King, Jr. was the name on everyone’s lips.
Describe the ways in which African Americans protested.
Why was there so much pushback against registering African Americans to vote?
Discuss how Mexican Americans began to demand Civil Rights.
- The 1960s were a time when women began to push the limits of gender roles. Indeed, what would later become “bra burning” was actually a movement far greater than just burning undergarments.
Where did the term “bra burning” come from? What really happened?
How did the Civil Right Act of 1964 affect women?
Describe in your own words what women wanted to be liberated from.