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February 24, 2009 Arc of Justice: The Struggle for Black Equality I. Understanding Clause a. need to understand a part of the vote b. but the registrar decided if they were right or wrong c. extra intimidation was also a problem for them to even go to the voting booth d. it was a violation! II. Civil Rights movement a. About securing their constitutional rights that were being violated by local III. First phase: Desegregation IV. Second phase: Voting rights V. Third phase: legal and economic equality VI. 1950s and 1960s, but stretch back much farther a. fought for anti-lyching laws after reconstruction b. unsuccessful, but were persistent since 1890s c. fought disfranchisement laws d. to fight for civil rights 1909: NAACP created i. African Americans and other colored Americans ii. Legal strategies 1. Had talented lawyers who challenged constitutionality 2. Succeeded in ruling out grandfather clause iii. white primary law also ruled out iv. so they did occasionally had victories VII. after WWII i. Along with these lawyers, other people also join in ii. War itself played a major role in encouraging mass of African Americans to fight for their rights. iii. They could vote iv. Put more pressure on national leaders to give them their rights v. Came back determined to make American democracy a reality vi. They’ve given so much to the country! vii.
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2009 for the course HIS 17b taught by Professor Oropeza during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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