Journal 2.rtf - Last Name 1 History II 1302 Journal#2 Entry 1 Chapter 22 Birth of the Civil Rights Movement pg 880 What pushed African Americans to the

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Last Name 1 History II 1302 Journal #2 Entry 1- Chapter 22- Birth of the Civil Rights Movement pg. 880 What pushed African Americans to the start of the Civil Rights Movement? During a public opinion survey in 1942 is was discovered that white Americans had no clue that black people were unsatisfied. They were under this “make believe assumption” that black were content with their social and economic conditions. During the war, African Americans were for the most part excluded from war time jobs. Out of 100,000 aircraft workers less than 300 were African Americans in 1941. The March on Washington is 1941 led by A. Philip Randolph a black labor leader was in response to the unfairness that African Americans were still enduring. He demanded access to defense employment and antilynching laws. In return Roosevelt “issued Executive Order 8802, which banned discrimination in defense jobs and established a Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC) to monitor compliance.” Because of the FEPC, blacks began to obtain jobs for black workers in industrial plants and shipyards. In 1944 it is said that over 1 million blacks were holing manufacturing jobs due to the commission. Entry 2- Chapter 23 The Post War Civil Rights pg. 912 What progress did African Americans make after the war? After the was African Americans were becoming more successful in the Nation’s affairs. Between the years of 1945 and 1951 states created fair employment practice commissions. Along with the establishment of fair employment committees, cities also passed laws prohibiting discrimination in access jobs. The number of black voters in the south had increased to 20% by 1952. The act of lynching was
Last Name 2 finally taken as a serious. The door of integration in major league sports was open by nonother than Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American major league baseball player and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He gained respect and acknowledgement by not retaliating against racial abuse. Because of his accomplishment, it was the demise of the Negro Leagues in which were the only teams’ black players could play for.

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