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Change for African Americans 1945-55

During the war many African Americans left the Southern countryside
to work in towns and cities. More than a million African Americans
migrated to the north to work in the new factories. By 1945 nearly 50%
of African Americans lived in towns and cities.

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Denied Votes
A range of methods were employed to prevent African American voters
such as the poll taxes, intimidation, literacy tests and the grandfather
Only those registered to vote could be selected for jury service and
therefore in court African Americans often faced injustices from
all-white juries.
By 1952,…


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