Civil Rights- Progress 1945- 55

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How did the period of the second world war speed up the significant development in black communities?

  • Helped the move to work in industry in northern and western cities.
  • The issues of employment opportunities, housing and other social problems in ghettos.
  • Racial tension in northern states aswell as the south.
  • Widening horizons with black people who became impatient with De jure.
  • Activity in Civil Rights group like the N.A.A.C.P and C.O.R.E.
  • Civil Rights issues raised in a number of minorty cases.

How did Civil Rights evolvein the early post- wars years?

There were a number of developments during this period:

  • After 1945, the anti- communist mood of the Cold war made militant campaigning more difficult
  • However, this raised the issue of racist attitudes in the 'land of the free'.
  • The N.A.A.C.P achieved…


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