1960s Civil Rights

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1960’s Civil Rights 1. Background - Template for other rights movements - Truman wanted to desegregate - Found resistance in southern congressman and senators - Jim crow laws in the books - Everything segregated - Color line been in effect since 1896 (plessy v. ferguson) 2. First Stage- Legal Action - NAACP wants to turn over plessy - 1954 Thurgood marshall argued in brown v. board of edu. Topeka, Kansas - said seg. Made blacks feel inferior - thurgood won - earl warren said he wanted integration to happen “with all deliberate speed” - was way to vague. Southern states felt no rush to integrate - south responded with massive resisitance - orval faubus called out the Arkansas guard to “protect the black students who were mobbed upon integration” really just did it to ensure segregation - southern manifesto - rosa parks Montgomery Alabama - sclc - first sit in took place at woolworth’s in gboro. Four a & t students - CORE - 3. Second stage- direct action 3. Kennedy’s Response - evers- shot to death in his driveway
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 252 taught by Professor Pruden during the Fall '07 term at N.C. State.

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