How Far Do You Agree with the Statement That the Position of Black Americans Changes Little During the Period 1945-1955?

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How far do you agree with the statement that the position of black Americans changes little during the period 1945-1955? It may be argued that during the period 1945-55 the position of the black Americans changed unnoticeable, yet there had been certain factors that in longer term resulted in improving the position of white Americans in a big scale. The improvements consisted of army. Truman desegregated the armed forces in 1948 and appointed the first black federal judge. This meant that the American workers left their jobs to join the army, which created many job opportunities for black Americans, which were needed especially in the defence industries, which now grew in importance as they had to make supplies for the Army such as guns and tanks. This resulted in a big movement of 6 million black southerners to Northern cities between 1910-1970, such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit, which then became known as the Great Migration. However, Blacks were given the worst pay. Secondly, the Black Civil Rights organizations grew in membership after the great flow of Black Americans into the Northern cities. The organization of NAACP grew from 50,000 to 450,000 by the end of the war. These organizations would fight for desegregation in theatres, restaurants, schools, army and in equality in work. In the North, blacks could usually vote and in Chicago the Democratic party tried to gain the black vote by promising equal employment policies. The percentage of blacks who were able to vote in the South had risen from 3% in 1940 to 12% by 1947. Education improved because of Truman, as Black Americans got education from Jews in North and also thanks to the G.I Bill which ensured that all soldiers returning from the war are to get free higher education. They could now pursue work which require a profession, such as a lawyer, which could now help
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