Alabama is the home of Rosa Parks and its cities Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham saw some of the most important events, not just..
Civil rights movement
1954–1968 U.S. social movement against institutional racism
The civil rights movement was a political movement and campaign from 1954 to 1968 in the United States to abolish institutional racial segregation, discrimination, and disenfranchisement throughout the United States. The movement had its origins in the Reconstruction era during the late 19th century, although it made its largest legislative gains in the 1960s after years of direct actions and grassroots protests. The social movement's major nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience campaigns eventually secured new protections in federal law for the civil rights of all Americans.
Join writer and photographer Johny Pitts as he tours the Civil Rights trail of the American South to discover his heritage