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"The life of American Blacks has undoubtedly improved since the 1950s." Using the sources and your own knowledge, how far do you agree with this interpretation of the changes in the life of American blacks?
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US Civil Rights- Coursework Question 5
Q: "The life of American Blacks has undoubtedly improved since the 1950s." Using the sources and your own knowledge, how far do you agree with this interpretation of the changes in the life of American blacks?
A: We can use sources 13 - 18 to identify that the life of American blacks has improved. However, sources 1 - 12 show us how bad life was for the American blacks, in particular, sources 1 - 5. They highlight various forms of discrimination; political, social and cultural. In sources 1 - 12 we are shown the racism and discrimination endured by the American blacks. In comparing sources 1 - 12 to sources 3 - 18 it is clear that life has improved, but we can also see that there us room for improvement.
From the first five sources, it is clear how bad life was for the American blacks enduring all forms of discrimination. Source 2 shows an example of social discrimination, with segregated drinking fountains and those for American blacks labelled "For Coloured Only".
From sources 7 - 10, educational discrimination in relation to desegregation is illustrated. We can
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