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CIVIL RIGHTS INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND:
Black people were not protected by the law. White juries, police and judges
discriminated against them.
Black people earned half, or less, of a wage than a white person doing the same job
as them.
Black people were terrorised and suffered violence from racist groups.
The `Jim Crow laws' (1828-1964) made segregation legal in southern states.
Blacks are `separate, but equal.'
These laws were applied to public schools, public places and public transport.…read more

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The Ku Klux Klan:
Racist organisation
Terrorised blacks through...
Bombings
Lynchings
Intimidation
MURDERED civil rights sctivists.
Many groups of the KKK operated without punishment from the law.
The Ku Klux Klan was set up in 1867 in Tennessee to ensure white supremacy in
the south.
NACP - National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People
· Founded: 1909 by leading black intellectuals.…read more

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