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  • Cold War Civil Rights
  • Cold War
    Democracy versus Communism
    As the world’s exemplary democracy, America ostensibly stood for life, liberty & pursuit of happiness and offered to extend this system around the world.Soviet Union pointed to American race relations as an example of American hypocrisy.
    McCarthyism affected the careers of leading African-American activists:
    • Paul Robeson
    • W.E.B. DuBois
  • International Opinion
    • Gunnar Myrdal, et. al., An American Dilemma (1944)
    • U.N. Declaration of Universal Human Rights (1948)
    • UNESCO “The Race Question” (1950)
    • “We Charge Genocide” (1951)
    • Pan-Africanism
    • African & Southeast Asian Liberation Movements
    • Ghandi’s Resistance to British Rule in India
    • South African “Defiance Campaign” (1952)
    • Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya (1953-1961)
    • Ghanaian Independence (1957)
  • Route 40 Racism
  • Legal Victories Against Segregation
    Segregated Education
    Missouri ex. rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938)
    Sweatt v. Painter (1950)
    McLaurin v. Oklahoma Board of Regents (1950)
    Brown v. Board of Education (1954 & 1955)
    Segregated Transportation
    Mitchell v. U.S. (1941)
    Morgan v. Virginia (1946)
    Henderson v. United State (1950)
    ICC Ruling (1955)
    Browder v. Gayle (1956)
  • Movement Victories
    Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)MIA -> SCLC “Passive Resistance”
    Integration of Little Rock Central H.S. (1957)
    Expansion of Southern NAACP
    • Robert F. Williams (NC) ~ armed resistance
    • Megar Evers (MS) ~ boycotts
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Prejudice & Personality
  • Massive Resistance
  • The Problem We All Live With
  • Emmett Till
  • Southern Voting Patterns