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The Civil Rights Movement 1. What do you understand by the term segregation? Segregation- could be seen at work in separate restaurants, waiting rooms, swimming pools and toilets. Hospitals were also segregated. When Charles Drew, a doctor, was very badly injured in a car accident, he was turned away from a white hospital. Drew died before he could reach one, which took Black patients. 2.In which particular states was segregation most widespread? Segregation was most widespread in the South. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi etc. 3.Which issues were the civil rights movement most concerned with? The issue that aroused great passion was that of education. 4. President Truman was unable to introduce laws to improve civil rights plan which included anti- lynching bill and ban on measures designed to ...read more.


On 17 May 1954 it was ruled that 'in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place'. The verdict also stated that separate educational facilities really meant unequal ones and that states should set up education system where black and white children attended the same schools. 7. What were the key features of the Little Rock case? One of the most famous incidents occurred in September 1957 at Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas. Nine black students were scheduled to begin their studies at what previously been an all-white school. 8. Why was Little Rock important to the development of the civil rights? ...read more.


But the Supreme Court ruled this action was against the constitution, and the schools were re-opened to both black and white students 9. What were the key features of the Montgomery bus boycott? A bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama showed the power that the black Americans had if they took action together. In Alabama, as in most states in the south of the USA, blacks were only allowed seats at the rear of the buses and have to give up their seats if white people had nowhere to sit. In 1955, Rose Parks took a place in the middle of the bus and refused to give it up when asked to by a white person. She was ejected from the bus and arrested. 10. Why was the Montgomery incident so important- because of the victory or the way it was won? ...read more.

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