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Civil Rights Chapter 21 Section 1

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Gregory Cliffe

on 12 April 2011

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Transcript of Civil Rights Chapter 21 Section 1

Demand For Civil Rights Rise of African-American Influence Under FDR, Americans moved north
for jobs, fought in wars, and the NAACP
challenged segregation at home Brown v. Board of Education May 17th, 1954 the decision supported desegregation and that separate educational facilities are unequal Later the court said local schools should start desegregation "with all deliberate speed" Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man A massive boycott was organized and 50,000 African-Americans were involved A year later, the Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional Resistance in Little Rock In 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas used the National Guard to stop 9 African-American students from entering a school President Eisenhower sent in U.S. soldiers to allow the students to enter the school Other Voices of Protest Mexican-Americans used peaceful
protects to slowly bring about change Native Americans faced poverty and little represenatation. In 1953 the gov't policy of termination of reservation land was resisted against and soon ended
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