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What was the Civil Rights act part of

The great society program

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Who designed the great society program and why

The new Pres Lyndon Johnson to bring an end to poverty and injustice

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What did the Civil Rights act out law and what was set up to enforce these rulings (outlaws)

Racial segregation in schools, public places and employment and set up an equal opportunities commission to enforce this ruling

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Where did Johnson direct his funding and what result did this have on states

To those states which made fastest progress on desegregation this resulted in states being encouraged to work harder to get this funding

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When were two young civil rights workers murdered

1964

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What did Johnson do in his reaction of the murder of two young civil rights workers

Ordered FBI to hunt down killers

Led to 19 KKK men including a sheriff and deputy arrested

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How many KKK men were arrested in the hunt to find the killers of the two young civil rights workers

19

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When did Pres Johnson pass the voting rights act

1965

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What did the voting rights act end and result in

Ended literacy tests and other tricks by which whites had stopped blacks registering to vote - now everyone could vote as of right

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When was the education act also set up

1965

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What did the education act provide and result in

Funding for public schools; black students gain significantly and the number of black people's leaving with high school diploma is increased

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In what year did James Farmer recommend what

1962 farmer recommends what he called 'compulsory preferential treatment'

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What is compulsory preferential treatment

giving black people extra help to allow them to compete with more advantage whites

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What idea did Johnson adopt and what did he call this idea

Farmers compulsory preferential treatment
He called it affirmative action

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What is affirmative action

Pres Johnson's policy of giving black people more support to compete with some more well off white people

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When was a higher education act passed and what did it do

Past 1965

Gave aid to black colleges

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When was in the fair Housing act passed and what did it do

Also called Civil Rights act
1968
Banned discrimination in housing

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What was the fair Housing act designed to do

To allow black Americans if they wished to move into areas where white Americans lived

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What was johnsons great society program taken over by

The Vietnam war

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What is the result of the Vietnam war on the government and their program of social reform

The government no longer had the money to spend on the ambitious program of social reform

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By 1967 what was the average black persons income in comparison to the white persons income

Reason to 62% of the average white persons income

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Amongst what riots of what timeframe had black politics been radicalised

Amongst the riots of 1964 to 68

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After what riots of what year did King visit the area of where these riots took place

The watts riots of 1965

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What was King's reaction when he visited the area of watts

Horrified at the economic deprivation, social isolation, inadequate housing, and general despair

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When did Martin Luther King go to live in the ghettos of what city to see how he might help

1966 went to live in the ghettos of Chicago

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Why was king not a success in Chicago

He quarrelled with the mayor

Not well liked by local black people

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What riots broke out in the summer of 1966

The fire hydrant riots

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Why did the fire hydrant riots breakout

When the police shut down a fire hydrant that black youths had been playing in

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Who did the mayor blame for the fire hydrant riots in the summer of 1966

King

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In what year did King join and SNCC in March in Where?

1966 in Memphis