American History- Key topic 2- part 1

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What was selma?
Selma had a population of 23,000 half of whom where black but there were only 23 registered voters
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What was the selma campaign?
King knew Jim Clark would react badly, he sent black people in to vote- white people through venomous snakes at them and a young boy was shot and a women clubbed, King was arrested and he wrote “This is Selma,there are more Negroes in jail with me"
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What was the 1964 civil rights act?
public facilities to be desegregated by 1965
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What was the 1965 voting Rights Act?
disallowed the literacy and constitutional interparatation tests, so even in 1968 there were 58% registered blacks in Mississippi
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What was the 1966 Chicago Campaign?
King started a campaign in Chicago to hope residents would reject radicalism. There were 700,000 enemployed black men in chicago. MLK became temporary Ghetto residents, this drew attention to the problems of the ghettos as he took reporters around
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What was the poor peoples campaign?
MLK wanted minorities to camp out in DC most people were unresponsive
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What was the result of MLK's assasination?
1968 he was assassinated by James Ray, after his death government was shamed in to the passing of the fair housing act (prohibited racial discrimination in the sale of houses), It provoked riots in over 100 cities (46 people died, 3000 injured)
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What was the Black Panthers?
founded in 1966 in Oakland, Wanted full employment and ending of police brutality, 5000 members, they set up their first summer school in 1969 for black children,
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What was the approval rating of Black Panthers in 1963 and 1969?
1963 they had an approval rating of 80% from the NAACP but only 20% in 1969
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What were Mexico Americans like in the 60's?
by 1968 8% lived in urban ghettos, League of United Latin American Citizens did not get a lot of support as most Mexicans were poorly educated, The San Joequin valley was a farming area where Mexicans worked for low wages
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What did Mexican Americans ask for in 1968?
American Mexican activism for more prepotory lessons, Mexican- American history classes and Bilingual lessons, when this was refused 100,000 students walked out
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What were the Mexican strikes?
1965= United Farm workers joined a strike started by Filipinos against San Joequin growers, There was a 3000 march to the capital with banners, 1966=The UFW organised a national boycott of table grapes
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Who was Malcolm X?
born to a struggling family in 1925, he wanted to become a lawyer but a teacher said this was unrealistic for a “******”, He was incarcerated in 1946 due to drug dealing, burglary and pimping, he joined the NOI when he was in jail
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What was the NOI?
established in 1930, believed that Allah created all people black and an evil scientist called Yakub created other racists, white people would rule until Allah came, it taught that white people were the devil and urged separation
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When was Malcolm X assassinated?
1965
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What did Malcolm X believe?
he said “I'm not interested in being American because America has never been interested in me”, he rejected non violence as he said “The Negroes themselves should take whatever steps are necessary to defend themselves”
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