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USII.9: The Civil Rights Movement

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Jeffrey Pennington

on 8 August 2016

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Transcript of USII.9: The Civil Rights Movement

The Effects of Segregation White students had better facilities and resources than African American students. Key Elements of the Civil Rights Movement Opposition to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) The Changing Role of Women Workplace disadvantages There were separate public facilities for African Americans The Civil Rights Movement Court case that upheld the idea of "separate but equal" Brown v Board of Education (1954) Desegregated public schools Held that separate was not equal! Martin Luther King Jr. Lead a movemebt of passive resistance against segregation Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott Organized Protests! Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Improved conditions Discrimination against women in hiring practices Lower wages for women than for men in the same job National Organization for Women (NOW) Federal legislation to force colleges to give women equal athletic opportunities The Equal Rights Amendment Despite its failure, and a focus on equal opportunity employment created a wider range of options and advancement for women in business and public service. Slavery ended in 1865 with the 13th Amendment Still two more amendments would be needed to provide basic rights to African American men. Are All Men Created Equal? But a systematic effort to deny basic rights to African Americans would be in effect in America for the next 100 years! Freedom Riders!
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