This book tells you all about the struggle for civil rights in the United States. It tracks the momentous events from the abolition of slavery in 1865 to Martin Luther King's death in 1968, and vividly describes the heroism of people like Rosa Parks and James Meredith in the long fight for justice and equality. Find out: What was life like for African Americans in the South before segregation ended? Who were the 'Little Rock Nine?' Who was Medgar Evers?