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Racism in the 1950s
Although black people had made some progress through
their work in WW2, there was still racism in America,
especially in the southern states
Black Americans now had the right to vote, but not the
respect of many Americans, who still saw black
Americans as the slaves they had been in the past
Many southern states still enforced the `Jim Crow' laws
which segregated everyday facilities such as buses, water
fountains, public toilets ­ even pavements!
Some Americans couldn't vote because of violence from
white Americans
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NAACP
The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of
Coloured People), particularly tried to raise the issue of
Civil Rights ­ but didn't gain much strength until the 50s
when Civil Rights was a big issue in American politics
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CORE
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was founded in
1942 by a group of students in Chicago. Early members
included George Houser, James Farmer, Anna Murray and
Bayard Rustin
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Education
For decades black and white Americans had been
taught in different schools ­ schools for black
students did not have the same facilities and
equipment as schools for white students
In 1950 the Supreme court declared that black and
white students could not be segregated ­ and that
education provided in black and white schools had to
be of equal standard
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