Civil Rights in the 1950s-60s

Civil Rights in the 1950s

For reference, click here for an overall timeline of civil rights in the US

In this scene, Oprah’s character applies to vote and is faced with the impossible requirements to recite the constitution and name the county’s judges, failing which she is unable to register.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

In 1964, the best Short Documentary Feature was this one, “Nine from Little Rock” about the black children who broke the colour bar in 1957. This is it in full:


The March on Washington

Malcolm X


Malcolm X – Reading the Dictionary