Explain The Achievements Of African Americans In The 1950's

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During the 1950’s there were several breakthroughs that African Americans were able to succeed in accomplishing. Some of these successes consist of President Truman ordering the desegregation of the armed forces in 1948, although this process was not completed until 1954. The next breakthrough was in 1954 when the Brown vs. the Board of Education case was heard within the court system and won. They stated that the separation of black and white schools did not prove equality. Another success was in 1955 when the court decreed that desegregation in the southern states should proceed. Next, there were nine African American students chosen to attend an all-white school in Arkansas in 1957. Although it was not an easy task for the new students,
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