"don't you know you can't bring no nigger in a place where white men drink?"

It wasn't until the 1960s that the African-American Civil Rights Movement secured the end of legalised segregation. After the abolition of slavery in 1865, a "separate, but equal" policy was adopted by local governments in America. There were separate drinking fountains, cafes, schools, parks and seating areas on public transport.

The Civil Rights Movement was kick-started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery for a white passenger on 1 December 1955.