M26Lecture17CivilRights - Civil Rights Movement Historical...

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Lecture 17, Nov. 6 the music behind the political changes that enabled Obama’s victory: songs of the Civil Rights Movement soul, funk, and Civil Rights Movement — Historical Background 1860-65 Civil War 1863 emancipation of slaves 1865-70 13th-15th Ammendments abolish slavery grant citizenship right to vote reconstruction: brief period of relative freedom and political power for African Americans in South late 19th century: oppression throughout South resurgence of white power in South right to vote taken away from almost all black men segregation enforced through new “Jim Crow” laws white mobs terrorize and lynch blacks WWI: African Americans volunteer to fight but return to find strengthened Ku Klux Klan whose targets include Black soldiers World War II: army still segregated African American soldiers experience greater legal successes in the 1950s
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