F966 Civil Rights Spec

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Unit F966 Option B Theme 5: Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992

This theme focuses on the struggle of citizens in the United States to gain equality before the law without regard to ethnic origin, gender or wealth.

Candidates should understand the factors which encouraged and discouraged change during this period.

Candidates are not expected to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the specification content but are expected to know the main developments and turning points relevant to the theme.

African Americans: their position in 1865;

  • the role of African Americans in gaining civil rights (eg Booker T. Washington, Dubois, Martin Luther King, the Black Panthers);

  • the


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