The History of the Civil Rights Movement

Human progress is neither automatic, nor inevitable. Welcome to and today, we'll be learning more about the of the American .
The end of the American Civil in effectively meant the end of . But, African Americans were in for a long struggle before they were finally awarded .

As of 1870, all eligible male were able to vote. However, blacks were discouraged to by and eventually legal stipulations. In 1896, the ruled to maintain in private businesses, in a case called Plessy v. Ferguson. Soon broadened to include , many states applied this “ but equal” mentality to all aspects of life. However, this led to the application of Jim Crow , which resulted in blacks being treated as . Segregated schools, public transit, , and more continued well into the 1900s.

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