How important was Southern opposition in obstructing African American civil rights in the years 1956-63.

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  • KKK emerged after Brown in 1954 - 16th street Baptist church bombings - freedom rides.
  • Feared that the south would vote republican. 
  • Problems of white southerners in congress.
  • Violence and intimidation.
  • Political ambition - re-election in 64.
  • Only delayed civil rights.
  • Literacy tests.



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