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Minorities in the 1950's

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Madeline Barone

on 10 March 2014

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Transcript of Minorities in the 1950's

African Americans
Mexican Americans
Native Americans
Braceros were allowed into the U.S. for the purpose of harvesting crops due to not having enough agricultural workers.
Expected to leave the U.S. after their work was done.
Many stayed illegally in the U.S.
Ignacio Lopez founded the Unity League of California to help Mexican Americans to have the right to vote.
Native Americans had to live in dirty crowded cities.
They strove for their rights.
Gained 2nd class citizenship by the Snyder Act (1924)
The National Congress of American Indians ensured rights and enabled Native Americans on reservations.
Saturday, March 8, 1953
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Poverty in the Inner Cities
White Americans moved from cities to keep themselves from other races.

The urban citizens suffered due to lack of money to maintain schools, transportation, and other vital government functions.
Poverty grew quickly
'Poverty lead to activism.'
Minorities grew more politically aware and developed a voice in society.
Minorities worked just as hard, if not harder, as everyone else. They worked in the mills and laboratories, repaired machinery, and women became nurses in hospitals. They fought for their rights and eventually gained them. Because of that hard work by minorities, people in today's society have more rights and opportunities than they did back in the 1950s.
Minorities in the 1950's
'Almost 5 million moved from the rural south to urban areas' in search of work.
Lived in poor areas and attempted to reduce racism.
Were often left out of Federal support programs
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