Turning Points in African American civil rights 1865-1992

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  • Turning Points 1865-1992
    • World War Two
      • 700,000 AAs served in US armed forces
      • Over 100,000 AAs were sent to Britain
      • Irony of fighting Nazi Racism
      • Double V Campaign
      • Demand for Labour
      • NAACP Membership increased by up to nine times
      • Red Cross and separate blood types.
      • Soldiers fought in segregated units
      • Aviation School founded by Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama
      • Race Riots in Detroit 1943
    • Emancipation Proclamation
      • A.braham Lincoln
      • Racial equality could not be eventually reached if slavery was not abolished in the first place.
      • However, it was not until the 13th Amendment was passed in 1865 that slavery was formally abolished
      • Trio of Civil War Amendments- collectively more of a TP
    • Supreme Court Case on Education
      • Brown v. Board of Education
        • 1954
      • Reversal of judgement made in Plessy v. Ferguson case
    • March on Washington
      • 1963
    • Birmingham Protests
      • 1963
      • George Wallace - America put to shame in the eyes of the world
    • Late Civil Right Acts


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