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Curtis-Durkovic 1 Teri Curtis-Durkovic HIST II Dr. Daniel Ballentyne Ch.22-2 Why did World War II spur the growth of the civil rights movement? World War II revived the advance of the civil rights movement due to the continuing injustices towards African Americans in industry, education, segregation, and by violating the 14 th amendment rights of equal protection of law, in lynching cases by failing to prosecute the attackers. 700,000 African Americans traveled from the South in hopes to fill occupational vacancies left by the war; fittingly called the Second Great Migration. The introduction of black workers into predominantly white occupations and neighborhoods caused riots, lynching, and strikes. African American men and women were restricted in military and industrial positions they could hold, they only served in segregated noncombative military units, and denied entrance

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