Progress For Black Americans Since The 1960's

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Progress For Black Americans Since The 1960's
  1. 1960's Civil Rights Legislation
    1. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
      1. The Act prohibited racial discrimination and prejudice in employment. It also gave black pupils the right to use any public facilities funded by the government, eg schools. It established the Equal Opportunities Commission to look into any complaints involving discrimination and prejudice.
        1. This was the act that made the biggest difference to the lives of black people in America. Martin Luther King's campaigning had helped to achieve this.
        2. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
          1. Prohibited racial discrimination in the context of voting
          2. Interracial marriages legalised - 1967
            1. Made it legal for white and black people to marry
            2. The Fair Housing Act of 1968
              1. Made racial discrimination illegal in the context of buying and renting houses and other property
              2. President Johnson continued with the work of JFK between 1964 and 1968. He passed numerous acts
              3. Change and Progress
                1. Some schools allow black children to go to the same school as white children.
                  1. Late 1960s and early 1970s – the 'Black is Beautiful' movement is striving to make black people feel proud of being black.
                    1. 1967 – Carl Stokes is the first black person to be elected mayor.
                      1. Black music got more popular, artist like Jay- Z was well known, meaning other black artist could start to make music and earn good money
                        1. More black people appear in films and on television, eg Eddie Murphy and Will Smith.
                          1. In 2000, 12 per cent of students in American universities are black.
                            1. In 2000, many black people have good jobs in government, politics and the police.
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