A troubled period in American history. (1918 - 1968)
In this BBC history site, you'll examine the images, hear the voices and look into the faces that changed a nation.
"Ordinary men, women and children were drawn into a fierce struggle for equal rights regardless of the colour of their skin, while other ordinary people were determined to resist them. Across the American South, issues such as segregation, equal schooling and the chance to vote cost many people their jobs, their freedom and even their lives.