Were the Roaring Twenties and the New Deal turning points?

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  • Roaring twenties and New Deal
    • Move to cities: more Ghettos
    • NAACP
      • Walter Francis White replaced W.E.B Du Bois in 1930. Under his leadership, the NAACP continued to work hard to obtain the support of the mass of black people.
    • UNIA
      • UNIA campaigned for equal rights and for the independence of the black race, rather than it being absorbed into an equal melting pot in the US.
    • 1920s Harlem Renaissance
    • 1930s Roosevelt's Black Cabinet
      • Roosevelt decided to assemle a cabinet full of African Americans. They were not politicians,  but had high levels of education. However, the men and women in Roosevelt's administration who drove the actual policies forward were all white. However, the African American members did use their positions to press for social and economic improvement.
    • 1932 New Deal
      • The purpose of the New Deal was to stimulate the economy and create jobs - it didn't benefit civil rights. However, at least some african americans must have benefited from the 1 million jobs that were created.
    • Growth KKK
      • KKK re-emerged in 1915, and by the 1920s it claimed a membership of between 2 and 5 million
    • 1919-1920 Red Scare
    • 1935-38 Lynching not made a Federal crime
      • Attemps to make lynching a federal crime failed to be passed by congress in 1935 and again in 1938.


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