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how did ww2 contribute to the growth of the civil rights movement
Double v Campaign, Threats of marches, embarrassing that america fighting against racism when america was full of it,Philip Randolph,issued Executive Order 8802.discrimination in the employment of workers in defence industries and in government
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Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955
Parks refused to give up her seat and was subsequently arrested. black Americans boycotted the busses in Montgomery for a whole year which reduced the income of the buses by 70% so all buses in Montgomery where desegergated
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Little Rock 1957
desegregation laws came into effect at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. 9 black students attended. angry Whites protested and throated the black children so president sent 1000 US soldiers to protect black students
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Sit ins 1960
Black Americans sat at white only counters and refused to move they traveled all over the south faced violence but sit ins led to desegregation of many lunch counters and all transport
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Birmingham, Alabama
MLK lead a protest in Birmingham the most segregated city in USA march began 2/3/1963 lots of publicity, tv footage showed children protesting peacefully getting arrested water cannons and dogs used on marchers and facilities where desecrated
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Selma 1965
MLK organised march from selma to Birmingham marchers attacked by police MLK gave a speech
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Washington 1963
March on Washington was a massive protest led by MLK 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.event aimed to draw attention to continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans
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The role of MLK
MLK lead the civil rights movement through peaceful and non violent protests. successful leadership, Inspiring speeches,
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Actions Taken by federal government
Civil rights acts and voting acts
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What did the civil Rights Act 1964 do
Discrimination on the basis of race in any or all public places in the USA was banned.It was now unlawful for a business employing over 25 people to discriminate on the basis of ‘race, national origin, religion or sex’. Discrimination taken to court
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What did the Voting Rights Act 1965 do
Literacy tests and many other obstacles to stop African Americans being able to register to vote were banned. The Poll Tax was removed.Any states wishing to alter their election procedures had to obtain permission from the US Justice Department.
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voting rights acts 1965 part 2
examiners to register African Americans in areas where it was deemed this was not being done properly.The Act effectively removed the last of the 'Jim Crow' laws and marked the end of the civil rights campaigns in the South.
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why did civil rights movement turn violent
Slow progress with non violent protest, Stokley and marcom views becoming popular, wanted a big change and fast, wanted to take action
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why did riots occur
Unofficial discrimination with housing and jobs, Police brutality, increase tension between black and white, fed up living in poverty/slums
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Positive impacts of black panthers
In the ghettos, the Black Panthers organised self-help groups for black American communities that included free breakfast clubs for children and free health clinics.
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Negative impacts of black panthers
Black Panthers were shot dead by the police in several gunfights, and over 700 Panthers were arrested for various offences. By the middle of the 1970s, the Black Panthers had all but disappeared.
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Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955

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Parks refused to give up her seat and was subsequently arrested. black Americans boycotted the busses in Montgomery for a whole year which reduced the income of the buses by 70% so all buses in Montgomery where desegergated

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Little Rock 1957

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Sit ins 1960

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Birmingham, Alabama

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