US civil rights
Discover the history of the US civil rights movement
In mid-20th century America, hundreds of thousands of civil rights activists squared up against racism. This week on HistoryExtra, discover more about the transformative history of the US civil rights movement – from Martin Luther King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech to Mamie Till's decision to display her son's body in an open casket.
You can also listen to our new podcast series below, where expert historians weigh in on the key events and figures in the movement.