- Growth of Civil Rights Movement
- Television: This brought coverage of key events / protests and governments responses to the CRM into peoples homes and make them more aware of racial injustice.
- The Cold War made the US government sensitive to international criticism about how its citizens were treated.
- New Cities grew in and around Southern towns and gave black people more/different job opportunities.
- Research disproved that some races were genetically inferior. Research also showed that segregated education made black children feel inferior.
- Poor blacks moved north, liberal whites moved south. This changed southern Communities- especially cities and towns.
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