America 1960-1969: Lifestyles and Social Trends Research Article from American Decades

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Dramatic Changes.

The 1960s were a decade of change, often so dramatic that some feared for the American way of life. Minorities, women, and young people challenged the Establishment — mostly white, male, and affluent — to honor the equal rights granted to all Americans by the U.S. Constitution. The conflicts, particularly those over the civil rights of African-Americans, were frequently violent and nearly always dramatic. By the end of the decade the Establishment was still mostly white, male, and affluent, but significant steps had been taken to address the injustices in American society.

The Triumph of Nonviolence.

The civil rights movement dominated the attention of white and black Americans during the decade. For African-Americans the 1960s began with the triumphs of nonviolent protestors — led by a Baptist minister from Georgia named Martin Luther King, Jr. — against segregationists in the southern...

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