The Civil Rights Movement: American Society In The 1960's

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The Civil Rights movement transformed American society in the 1950s & 60s. What were the social, economic, political foundations of the movement? What judicial, political, or legislative strategies were adopted to accomplish its goals? How/why were they successful?

After World War II, African American efforts to secure greater civil rights increased across the United States. African American lawyers such as Thurgood Marshall had cases intended to destroy the Jim Crow system of segregation that had dominated the American South since Reconstruction. The landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education prohibited segregation in public schools. Kennedy wanted to propose new civil rights legislations primarily in poverty relief and care
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