WWII and civil rights

WWII and civil rights - The War and Civil Rights Main Idea...

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The War and Civil Rights Nazi theories of racial superiority heightened awareness of racism within the United States, particularly the unequal treatment of African Americans and the unjust internment of Japanese Americans. Main Idea
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The War and Civil Rights how African Americans fought racism during World War II Read to Find Out . . . the effect of the March on Washington Movement. why internment violated the civil liberties of Japanese Americans.
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During the war African American demands for equal treatment grew louder. Many whites as well as African Americans realized the uncomfortable similarities between racial tensions in the United States and Hitler’s belief in a superior race. Actions by Nazis and research by scholars discredited the idea of racial superiority of any group. Civil Rights Movement Grows
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African Americans responded to this heightened awareness of racism in the United States with a new militancy. As they moved from the South, where they could not vote, to the North and West, they began to flex their political muscle. Civil Rights Movement Grows (cont.)
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Civil Rights Gains The war led civil rights groups to develop new forms of protest against racial injustice. The NAACP urged African Americans to “persuade, embarrass, compel, and shame our government and our nation” to end discrimination. Other leaders, such as A. Philip Randolph, called for direct action.
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Civil Rights Gains (cont.) Randolph–appalled by discrimination in
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor Livingston during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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WWII and civil rights - The War and Civil Rights Main Idea...

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