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1

when is executive order signed against segregation in military and by who

1948
Truman (as a result of pressure from AA organisations)

2

Truman was praised by AA activists however

still no comprehensive civil rights legislation to return to position it had been in 1870s

3

Eisenhower presidency (1952-60)
support?

1955 Executive order stated principle of equal opportunity in federal employment
gave federal support for desegregation of schools
1957 Civil Rights Act giving AA right to vote

4

limitations of 1957 Civil rights Act

south still cases where AA rights infringed and local juries did not enforce law
this act and subsequent one in 1960 did not add substantial number of AA voters

5

by 1960 only __ of Southern AA of voting age registered to vote

28%