An example of social reform is the African-American civil rights movement. Social reform movements are organized to carry out reform in specific areas.
The African-American Civil Rights movement is an example of social reform because its goal was to end racial segregation against African-Americans in the United States. Black Americans also wanted to obtain legal recognition so that they could secure federal protection of citizenship rights that were promised in constitutional amendments made after the Civil War. The movement's most active years took place between 1955 and 1968. The social reform movement included nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. It did produce tension between activists and government authorities.