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History 4/21/08 I. Roots of the Modern Civil Rights Movement 1. Great Migration (1940-1950 5 million to the North and West 2. Black alignment with Democratic Party 3. Rising Affluence – but no parity w/whites 4. African Liberation movements 5. Climate of the cold II. The Legal Challenge 1. Law of the Land – “Separate but equal” 2. Plessy vs. Ferguson, 1896 3. Charles H. Houston (Architect of the legal attack on segregation) 4. NAACP Legal Defense Fund 5. The Education cases 6. Missouri ex rel Gaines, 1938 7. Sweatt vs. Painter, 1950
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Unformatted text preview: -Since most African Americans in the South were banned from voting.-Outside the South, African Americans were voters, which meant that northern and western politicians had a reason to take interest in civil rights.-Northern African Americans may have been voting, but many elements of the “affluent society” remained closed to them; after WWII, they wanted in.-Postwar prosperity lifted -The end of colonialism in Africa saw 21 new nations established b/n 1949 and 1961.-...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Weise during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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