Civil Rights

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(1) Trumans civil rights committee: In 1947 Trumans Civil Rights Committee recommended laws protecting the right of African Americans to vote and banning segregation on railroads and buses. It also called for a federal law punishing lynching. He issued executive orders ending segregation in the armed forces and prohibiting job discrimination in all government agencies. (2) Brown V. the Board of Education (1954): In 1954 the Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in its long history. It …

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…have a dream": 1. " Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice". 2. " Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!" 3. " I have a dream that one day this great nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ' We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal."