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Unformatted text preview: Mary L. Dudziak Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American democracy Introduction Jimmy Wilson, African American handyman caught stealing less than $2, he was sentenced to death brought to the surface international anxiety about the state of American race relations Floods of letters protesting this sentence came about saying that other countries would change their view of the united states Governor Folsom quickly acted to end international hullabaloo Although WWI influenced civil rights in America, it did not lead to extensive social change The broader movement came after WWII o Marked a transition point in America foreign relations, politics and culture Mydral and contradictions of racism and ideology of democracy o All Americans shared an American creed A belief in ideals of essential dignity of individual human being Fundamental equality of all men Certain inalienable rights to Freedom Justice Fair opportunity o Racism conflicted with creed Conflict created tension...
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