Race/Ethnicity and Religion - Movements By Date


The abolitionist movement (1680s-1860s) led a variety of Christians across denominations to denounce the evils of slavery occurring both within and outside their congregations.

Black Muslim Movement

In the early 20th century, the Black Muslim movement arose as a unique African American religious movement that promoted black nationalism and fought white supremacy.

Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement refers to specific events of political and social protest against racism in the 1950s and 1960s.

Latino Christian Movement

The Latino Christian Movement of the 1960s/1970s represents concerted efforts by Latino Catholics for greater visibility and equality.

Sanctuary Movement

The Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s helped to provide sanctuaries and safe havens for Central American refugees.

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