For a long time, African Americans were considered slaves and were not granted citizenship. With injustice and inequality on the rise, black Americans started a civil rights movement in the late 1940s that ended in the 1960s.
The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 which banned all discrimination of the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
It was followed by The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and The Fair Housing Act of 1968.
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