AFRO 201 Topic 7

AFRO 201 Topic 7 - TOPIC 7 Civil Rights, & Black Power,...

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TOPIC 7 1950s-1970s This Lecture Objective: To briefly discuss the significance and outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Laying the Groundwork Laying the Groundwork Over 2 million African Americans (women and men) bravely served (including the Tuskegee Airmen). During the War (1941), Roosevelt was compelled to issue Executive Order 8802 and create the FEPC as limited measures against employment discrimination. Truman in 1948 courted black voters from Progressive and “Dixiecrat” Party challenges (and Soviet propaganda) by issuing Executive Order 9981 that desegregated the armed forces. The Legal Approach: This was the initial approach taken by Charles H. Houston, the NAACP, and its Legal Defense Fund (1939) to attack segregation: Smith v. Allwright (1944): The Texas Democratic party was barred from considering itself a private organization that could hold “all-white primaries”. Shelley v. Kraemer (1948): Restrictive covenants among white homeowners were ruled legally unenforceable. Sweatt v. Painter (1950): A Texas law school was prohibited from establishing a separate school to educate black applicants. Paved the way for Brown case. Brown v. Board of Education (1954-55):
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course AFRO 201 taught by Professor Shaw during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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AFRO 201 Topic 7 - TOPIC 7 Civil Rights, & Black Power,...

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