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1    ST      PHASE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,      1955-1964 “VICTORIOUS” END RESULT OF 1 ST  PHASE OF THE  CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT:  PASSAGE OF 1964 CIVIL  RIGHTS ACT --Congressional law that destroyed Southern state “Jim  Crow” laws once & for all --barred discrimination in public accommodations --empowered Attorney General to effectively bring suits  to desegregate schools (which dramatically accelerated  pace of school desegregations) --outlawed discrimination in employment by race,  religion, sex & national origin STOKELY CARMICHAEL HIGHLIGHTED THE  SHORTCOMINGS, LIMITATIONS OF KING-LED  PROTEST (in 1966 “Black Power” speech) --stressed the costs of the Movement’s (excessive)  reliance on garnering sympathetic white liberal support
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--blacks needed to protest & speak for themselves (&  Movement neglected the plight of non-Southern urban  blacks)
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