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Kennedy's Executive Order 1106 - bans discrimination in allocation of federal housing

20 Nov. 1962

92

Civil Rights Act bans discrimination for sex or race in hiring, firing and promoting

Equal Opportunities Commission set up to enforce this

2 July 1964

93

Voting Rights Act passed banning attempts to stop people voting because of race

Provisions put in place for 5 years

The enforcement provisions have to be reconfirmed with extensions in 1970, 1975, 1982 and 2007

6 Aug. 1965

94

Emergency School Aid Act - funds schools that are desegregating or struggling to desegregate

Follow up Act 2 years later

21 May 1970

95

Swann vs Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education- upholds policy of busing children out of poor areas to desegregated schools

20 April 1971

96

Education Amendments Act - restricts busing by giving more money to inner-city schools for improvements

23 June 1972

97

97% of black students remained in segregated schools

1968

98

In ?, 58% of blacks were still in segregated schools in Southern states

1968

99

Between 1965 and 66, a further ? black people registered to vote

230,000

100

The number of black voters in the US jumped from 4 million in ? to 6 million in ?

1960
1965

101

In ?, there was sit-ins in 200 cities which resulted in 161 desegregated restaurants and canteens

1963

102

During the 19...s and ....s, black unemployment was twice the national average

1950s and 60s

103

? out of the 31 states with the highest proportion of black people introduced Fair Employment Practice Laws

25

104

Unemployment of blacks was still 7% in ?

1968

105

The average income of a black person was 61% of the income of a white person in ?

1968

106

In ?, 80% of the public said they supported desegregation of education

1964

107

In ? only 50% of the public said they supported equal rights in housing

1964