BLACK RACE ISSUE

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Marches, sit-ins, boycotts, protests
August 1963, March on Washington
Resisted SEGREGATION
Teamed up with white people
I have a dream
Non ­ violent protests
Decad Progress Set Backs
e
1930s Many Blacks migrated to north ­ no Jim Crow Laws in south
Jim Crow laws
Taxes and literacy tests stopped
NAACP campaigned against lynching. people voting
New Deal helped many poor Blacks In North no jobs, ghettos,
discrimination
Ku Klux Klan
1940s WWII ­ Jim Crow Army. Blacks could Still segregated in army until 1946
fight.
No segregation when sent to UK STILL KKK and lynchings,
discrimination
Many blacks worked in armament
factories
Membership of NAACP rose
1950s Civil Rights Movement 1957 ­ Little Rock Arkansas.
Elizabeth Eckford. Showed very
1954 ­ segregation in schools illegal difficult for Blacks to go to white
schools.
1955 ­ Rosa Parks, Montgomery Bus
Boycott
Freedom Rides
Martin Luther King/ March on
Washington
1960s 1964 ­ Civil Rights Act (segregation, 1964 ­ Watts riots.
discrimination banned)
Similar riots in Harlem and New York.
1965 ­ Voting Rights Act
Nation of Islam (Black Muslims),
Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
assassinated
1970s- 1970s ­ `Black is Beautiful' slogan Discrimination continues (as seen in
1990s 1980s ­ Spike Lee (filmmaker) Toni Rodney King Riots in 90s)
Morrison (author) celebrate Black
culture 1990 ­ average income of black
family was less than half that of
More Black people in positions of power white family.
(Condoleeza Rice) and in music, films
and tv.…read more

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