1876–1965 The Jim Crow laws are implemented, legalizing a series of discriminatory practices in the southern states of the US.
1954 Brown versus Board of Education, a case adjudicated by the US Supreme Court, mandates the desegregation of public schools on the grounds that segregation is unconstitutional.
1964–68 In the US, a series of laws are passed banning discriminatory practices and restoring voting rights.
1973 US ground forces are withdrawn from Vietnam, amid waves of antiwar protest on the home front.
By the 1960s, the battle for civil rights in the United States was reaching ...