Lecture 17

Lecture 17 - May 9, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 17 The Civil...

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May 9, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 17 The Civil Rights Movement II High Hopes Fairly hopeful times for African Americans Jackie Robinson goes into the major leagues Spectacular rate of economic growth gave African Americans opportunities in the workforce Foreign policy after WWII gave them hope too During the Cold War, the Russians circulated a picture of an American police officer beating up an African American man Democratic politicians were becoming more aware of the African Americans vote to their party McCarthyism The Red Scare affected African Americans White supremacist in the South played up communist to hinder civil rights The Red Scare peaked between 1948-1954 After the Red Scare we saw a rebirth of mass action Litigation Litigation was led by Thurgood Marshall The Federal government needed to change => change law, change society The NAACP pushed this ideal Brown (1954) School segregation declared unconstitutional Viewed as a massive victory at the time
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course HIST 17c taught by Professor Kaulman during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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