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6-1 - The Civil Rights Movement 1947-1968 Discuss some of...

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The Civil Rights Movement 1947-1968 Discuss some of the main events, issues, and controversies of the Civil Rights movement. How & why did the movement succeed in bringing about legislative change in the 1950s and 1960s? Rise of the Civil Rights Era Civil Rights and the Truman Administration (set up a commission to investigate racial inequality) To Secure These Rights , 1948 This was the report that was produced about racial inequalities. Found that we had a problem in the nation Armed Forces and Federal Hiring No longer could discriminate against races Civil Rights & Election of 1948 The time has arrived for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. -- Hubert Humphrey (Mayor of Minneapolis) Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond Southern politicians who broke off and became radicals about civil rights Jackie Robinson (1947) First black baseball star Rise of the Civil Rights Era Brown v. Board of Education (1954) –Separate but equal is not, in fact, equal- Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Earl Warren Head of the court in overturning civil inequality laws Brown II -- “All deliberate speed” (1955) Southern states must desegregate as quickly as they can, but the southern states kept resisting Southern resistance Little Rock – September 1957 Fed. Government had to go into the town and force the school to
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