Changing lives for black Americans-essay plan

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  • Changing lives for black people.
    • 1930s
      • depression
        • CCC didn't  hire black men
        • black people were first to be sacked
        • 1/3 of the black population in the north had benefits
      • segregation
        • KKK
          • lynching
        • schools
        • transport
    • 1940s
      • WW2
        • segregated "jim crow" army
          • couldn't be oficers
        • after 1945
          • could become pilots
            • Tuskegee airmen
        • black soldiers were treated better in other countries
    • 1950s
      • integrated schools
        • little rock
        • Brown vs board of education
      • integrated transport
        • Montgomery bus boycott
        • still racism
          • freedom rides stopped and buses burned
    • 1960s
      • civil rights act
      • voting rights
        • still prevented from voting
        • abolished literacy tests
      • MLK
        • too slow
        • assassination shows little change in attitudes
        • Selma marches
          • voting rights
            • still prevented from voting
            • abolished literacy tests
      • black power movement
        • Malcolm X
    • 1970-1999
      • increase in black role models
        • media
        • sport
        • politics
          • Jesse Jackson
            • first black presidential candidate
              • wasn't elected as candidate
                • shows there is still no change in attitudes
      • black people still lived in poverty
        • riots
          • Newark was one of the largest riots

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