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In ..... around 2 million people signed a petition for Federal Aid to move to Africa

1939

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In September ? WW2 broke out in Europe

1939

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The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour on

7 December 1941

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USA's first conscription bill pushed through Congress

1940

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A. Philip Randolph threatened a 100,000 strong all-black march on Washington unless Roosevelt banned discrimination in the army and in defence factories

May 1941

36

Summer of 1942 - 3% of defence workers black
1944 - rose to ...

8%

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What year saw outbreaks of racist violence and strikes lead by white people over having to work with blacks for the war effort?

1943

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In 19..., Truman set up the President's Committee on Civil Rights, which called for equal opportunities in work and housing

1946

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In 19..., Truman issued Executive Orders desegregating the military and all work done by businesses for the government

1948

40

UN set up

1945

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Direct Action

1917-55

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NAACP membership went from 9,000 in 1917 to 90,000 in 1919 and 600,000 in ...

1946

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Some separatists such as Marcus Garvey in the early 19...s suggested that the answer was to do what white racists told them to do - go back to Africa

Early 1920s

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Thurgood Marshall

1908-93

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Marshall became the NAACP's chief legal counsel in ...

1940

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During the 1940s and 50s, Marshall took 32 segregation cases to the Supreme Court and won ? of them

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Sweet Trial

1926

48

Murray vs Maryland

1936

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Gaines vs Canada

1938

50

Morgan vs Virginia

1946

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Shelley vs Kraemer

1948

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Sweatt vs Painter and McLaurin Vs Oklahoma

1950

53

Brown Vs Board of Education of Topeka

1954

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CORE set up

1942

55

Fellowship of Reconciliation founded

1914

56

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

57

Rosa Parks

1 Dec 1955

58

Supreme Court ruled bus segregation as unconstitutional

13 Nov. 1956

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King set up the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)

1957

60

Little Rock integrated buses

1956