American Civil Rights Worksheet

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Eyes on The Prize: Awakening 1954-56
This video series has been directly recommended by the Chief Examiner of HIS2P. Therefore, it is important to make detailed notes and to be ready to note the relevant answers down while watching the clip. The video provides a great overview for the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, taking you from the Brown verdict of 1954 to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, starting in 1956. Name 5 ways that blacks were discriminated against in the 1950s: *

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How does the clip portray the white police in America in the 1950s? *
What does the narrator of the video call ‘the prize’?
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Describe the issue of segregation.
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Name as many examples as you can for how segregation affected blacks: *
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* Servants
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Name examples of segregation rules that blacks had to obey, in fear of violence. *
NAACP worked for decades to obtain equality, through court cases, speeches and marches. How significant was their role in the early years? *
What impact did WW2 have on blacks in the 1940s? Give specific examples. *
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The South was determined to resist change to the returning black war heroes. *
In the 1950s the NAACP brought the issue of equality among blacks and whites to the Supreme Court on May 17th 1954. What was the name of this early test case? *
Why was this case and it' a shock to southerners?
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There was a huge amount of white backlash to the Brown Vs. Board of Education Supreme Court verdict. Give examples of this opposition: *
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What is said to be the “GREATEST impact of the Brown decision” by Constance Baker Motley (NAACP Legal Defence fund)? *
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WHY were the changes from the Brown verdict made slowly and WHERE were these changes implemented EVEN slower? *
What race-fuelled horrific event took place in September 1955 in Mississippi?...
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