Civil Rights Movement Overall Response

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The thing that amazed me the most about the Civil Rights movement both in America and abroad was how badly blacks were treated by the supposedly civilized white population. Throughout the world, whites subjugated blacks both politically and economically. Although the practice of slavery had been officially ended in the 19 th century, blacks were still totally dependent of the white landowners for their living due to
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Unformatted text preview: the system of sharecropping that was prevalent in those days. I also couldn’t believe the brutality employed by whites to continue the system of segregation. Even without considering the lynchings that took place on a regular basis, the use of attack dogs and fire hoses on children were a barbaric attempt by white leaders to retain power and continue the Jim Crow system....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIST 095 taught by Professor J.moore during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.

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