27 R - Civil Rights Movement I. Civil Rights II. Title VII...

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Civil Rights Movement I. Civil Rights II. Title VII III. Affirmative Action Civil Rights Movement I. Civil Rights: non-violent A. March on Birmingham: police force called out to brutally beat protestors; caught on TV, in pictures Civil rights became more of a national issue—JFK takes interest Johnson takes up the issue after JFK’s assassination Civil Rights Act of 1964: put an official end to Jim Crow laws National government given the power to sue schools that don’t desegregate Outlaws employment discrimination (legislative victory) Voting Rights Act of 1965: nationally instated voting “judges” replaced the voter registrar’s that administered the literacy tests It takes a constitutional amendment to get rid of the poll tax Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenberg (1971): Supreme Court decides that schools can bus to desegregate public schools II. Title VII: outlaws public discrimination by all employers (public and private) if the employer is employing more than 15 people Cannot discriminate on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin
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