18. In 2008 Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States.
Although it was his own prodigious talent that carried President Obama to the Oval Office, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the civil rights movement carved a path for him to achieve this goal.

19. The achievements of the civil rights movement allowed African-Americans to express their differences more freely.
Skin color no longer defines them as one homogenous group.