Chapter 1 The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement (1865-1945)
Chapter 2 ‘We shall overcome’: Creating the Modern Civil Rights movement (1945 - 1957)
Chapter 3 ‘You won’t see me at the back of the bus’ (1955–1960)
Chapter 4 ‘A change is gonna come’: The Freedom Rides/ (1961–1963)
Chapter 5 ‘Mississippi Goddam’: The Mississippi Freedom Summer (1963–1965)
Chapter 6 I’m black and I’m proud’: Black Power (1966–1971)
Chapter 7: Legacies and influences of Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement
Reference sections include profiles of key figures and groups, definitions of central concepts and terms, and summaries of major documents.
Source studies appear frequently throughout each chapter and are combined with questions and activities to aid students’ evaluation and interpretation of evidence from the past.
Information boxes contain extended discussions of key events, concepts and historical developments, many also include questions and activities.
Each chapter includes a brief chapter conclusion, summary and suggestions for further resources.
End-of-chapter activities incorporate a rage of historical understandings and skills, essay questions, and research tasks to consolidate students’ understanding and offer opportunities for extension and revision.