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FACTORS INVOLVED IN ADVANCING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ­ HOW
THEY HELPED AND HOW THEY HINDERED.

Factor Helped Hindered
CIVIL WAR Black soldiers received medals Blacks had higher mortality
1861-1865 = recognition. rates in the army.
Blacks had a feeling of Contraband camps = suffering
belonging through being and starvation…

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churches, schools, restaurants
and cemeteries.
Armed racist groups
established ­ Ku Klux Klan.
Ex-Confederate soldiers
continued violence ­ lynching.

BOOKER T. As a teacher he bought an old Northern militants thought he
WASHINGTON plantation in 1882 to set up a didn't fight enough for black
school to teach practical advancement.…

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MARTIN LUTHER Emerged through the In 1958 a fried of King criticised
KING JR Montgomery Bus Boycott as his account of the
the leader of the Montgomery Montgomery Bus Boycott for
Improvement Association. ­ giving the impression `that
Bus companies nearly went everything depended on you'.
bankrupt as 65% of…

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North but failed to have a
positive impact when New York
City's Mayor appealed for help.
Little changed in Birmingham
after King left ­ a bomb had
killed 4 young black girls and
the whites arrested were freed
due to lack of evidence.
The SNCC felt betrayed during
Selma (1965)…

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Sent the Mississippi National exposed US domestic
Guard and US army regulars to problems during the Cold War.
intervene when James Failed to fulfil his presidential
Meredith tried to attend promised on housing.
University (1962). Delayed the Civil Rights Bill as
Sent in federal troops to he felt that a…

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