Summary: The Black Civil Rights Movement

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White people in the south were resistant to the advances of black people and minorities. It was clear that the federal government was trying to stand for racial inequalities. In 1948 black people were allowed to serve in the military and fight for their country. Before that they were required to only cleaning, cooking and simply working for the white people. The black civil rights activist were met with hostility and sometimes beaten or killed. The blacks that were standing with them also did the same. The KKK and the White Citizens Council also rose in power or had a resurgence during this important time. (Bethel University, 2016)

Some whites tried to go on with their lives even though they felt as if the ground had shifted. Some whites
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