Civil Rights In The 1950's

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The 1950’s are considered beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, but in reality blacks began fighting for equal rights after the early abolition of slavery in the early 1900’s. In the 1950’s the economy was booming for the white working class man, and made it a luxury to have African American employees considered “The Help”. During this time segregation was in effect, and in the north it was custom to be segregated, unlike the south where it was the law that black had to be separated from whites. This largest form of segregation was housing African Americans were forced to live on other parts of towns, and Whites usually lived in the newer suburban homes that were rising. Civil rights and equality between blacks and whites was being fought for since the early 1900’s, but they achieved very little until the 1950’s. This includes the courageous help of Ida Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. “As late as the 1990’s, Nearly 90 percent of suburban white lived in communities with non-white populations less that 1 percent” (Eric Foner). The 1950’s was the era of suburbanization and the number of homes in The United States doubled, this created an economic…show more content…
He began his crusade after world war two when the soldiers took part in the Double V Crusade. Black Americans have been fighting for Civil rights before the 1950’s, but this time period is when they began to win. In 1946, California unsegregated schools but then began to segregate against Latinos. Earl Warren signed an order that repelled desegregation. Thurgood Marshall fought with his group the NAACP because the Supreme Court had ruled that schools had to be separate but equal. The Supreme Court ruled this for Plessy v Ferguson, which was a ruling intended for private school, but Marshall aimed for the University of Texas and there law school which at the time had a substandard library for their black students. They started with
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