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History 1st Assignment Question 1 . Black Americans faced may areas of discrimination in the 1950's which affected many different parts of their lives and which were often linked together. The first kind of discrimination I want to talk about is Schools and Universities. Black Americans did not get the right education because of the Topeka board of education. They would not provide black Americans with decent school equipment so they could not fully do their education in school. This meant that other problems arose when the time come to get a job and certain other things they could not get. This had the following consequences; the black Americans could not get a job because of poor education. This also led to them not being able to vote because they had to take a literacy test to be able to vote. Another reason is that since they had a poor job they did not get a good pay which led to black people renting or buying cheap houses. Black Americans also had hardly any chance of getting a car with such a little pay. So many black Americans lived in the same area, these where called ghettoes. ...read more.


Louise's parents went to court about this factor with a lawyer called Thurgood Marshall. They won the case and the Supreme Court said that segregation is wrong and should not be allowed. This was a great victory for black people. They thought that all segregation was going to be ended. This was not the case. Even though the Supreme Court said that segregation was illegal white people still carried on as they normally would not letting black people enter white children's school. Then in 1957 at Little Rock, Arkansas, Federal troops had to force there way into a white school so that black people could attend that school. The final aspect I am gong to talk about is the Rosa Parks case. This case started when an old woman would not give up her seat to a young white male. The rule on the bus was black people sit at the back of the bus and white people sit at the front of the bus. The second part was if the white section of the bus is full a black person must give up there seat to a white person. This is what happened in the Rosa Parks case. ...read more.


This is why in 1973 a Negro was voted the mayor of Ls Angeles. In this city one in eight people are black. This means it is true about Martin Luther King changing the attitudes of white people. The next aspect I am going to talk about is employment. Employment improved a lot in the early 1980's. The people of a city had a vote to see if white people thought that Negroes should have equal job opportunities. The end result showed that white people thought that Negroes should have equal job opportunities because the final result was 97% in favour of the Negroes. Another reason is when the Civil Rights movement first started Negroes had a hard time finding jobs. This is because they did not have very good qualifications. As the schools integrated the qualifications got better and better jobs come along, but, in these jobs racism might still be a factor. These new jobs provided more money for Negroes to move out of ghettoes such as Harlem. This was better because ghettoes where a mayor problem for Negroes. This is question four of five and it taught me more about the final result of the Civil Right movement and with this I would agree with most people if they said the Civil Rights movement had come a long way since it first started. ...read more.

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