HIS 112 11.01 - military • Lessons from WWII segregation...

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Discussion Section Question: Readings: 3 first hand accounts (links) Diane Nash, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), John Lewis DSQ: Read all three accounts. Pick one, and describe how personal experiences and perspectives led to that person’s participation in the Civil Rights Movement.
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Tomorrow: DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!
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What are “Civil Rights?”
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What is “The Civil Rights Movement?”
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Civil Rights Movement The term “Civil Rights Movement” usually refers to African-American Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Remember: peoples’ struggles for equal civil rights started long before then, and for many it continues even now.
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After WWII Truman desegregates
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Unformatted text preview: military • Lessons from WWII: segregation affected readiness Political outcome • Truman’s action outrages many White Democrats, especially in South • States’ Rights party • 1948 presidential election: deeply split on Civil Rights issue • Truman carries 70% of Northern African American popular vote NAACP • Legal and lobbying efforts • Using federal courts to dismantle segregation • Thurgood Marshall, future supreme court justice • Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education declares school segregation unconstitutional (1954) School desegregation: the “Little Rock Nine” (1957) Little Rock Nine Rosa Parks Rosa Parks challenges bus segregation Lunch counter sit-ins...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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HIS 112 11.01 - military • Lessons from WWII segregation...

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