IMPORTANT EVENTS
CONSTITUTION &
BILL OF RIGHTS
MISSOURI COMPROMISE
CIVIL WAR & 13TH and 14TH AMENDMENTS
DRED SCOTT
BROWN VS. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
BAKKE DECISION
PLESSY VS. FERGUSON
PROPOSITION 209
WORLD WAR II
INTERVIEWS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEWS
CARL CLEMMONS
MASAKO HIRATA
IRENE LEON
INFORMATION
DICTIONARY
TEACHER PAGE
SAMPLE INTERVIEW PAGE



WORLD WAR II
1941-1945

Until nearly the end of the war blacks soldiers were in segregated units. Truman desegregated the forces in 1945. Not only did this act raise the consciouness of the blacks in regards to their civil rights but many other ethnic groups were affected by the effect itself of fighting a war for their country when they enjoyed little regard in their own homes. The mere fact of risking their lives made all these discriminated groups aware of the rights that were denied to them. The families of these groups also felt this discrimination and began to actively protest at home. When the war ended returning soldiers also took up the cause of pursuing their civil rights. This instigated many far reaching changes in housing, employment and eventually education.



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