Civil Rights Movement In The United States During The 1940 And 1950's

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The Civil Rights movement in the United States during the 1940’s and 1950’s saw rise to sweeping societal changes in the United States. World War II opened new job opportunities for African Americans at home and as members of the Armed Services. African Americans benefited economically during the war and saw some improvement regarding discrimination and segregation in the Armed Services however; they still were a seriously disadvantaged group (Divine 957). In the post war years, the expectations of African Americans rose, and challenged the old patterns of racial segregation. After fighting for the freedoms of others during World War II, African Americans were determined to fight for their own freedoms at home. The NAACP, the National association
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