THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND VIETNAM
Topics include Jesse Owens, African American troops in World War II, Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights, Brown v. Board, school desegregation, the Central High Nine, Eisenhower sending federal troops to Little Rock, Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Space Race, Dien Bien Phu, the Cuban Revolution, the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Peace Corps, lunch counter sit-ins, the Freedom Riders, James Meredith and integration at the University of Mississippi, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the March on Washington, Kennedy’s assassination, the Civil Rights Act, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Great Society, riots in Los Angeles and Detroit, the Chicano movement, Cesar Chavez and the grape boycott, American escalation in Vietnam, draft protests, the election of 1968, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm, Nixon’s election, the moon landing, antiwar protests, Kent State, Nixon in China, Watergate, Nixon’s resignation, and Ford’s pardon of Nixon.
This title is part of the series: GRAPHIC U.S. HISTORY
Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 5–12.