Next, the Civil Rights Movement had a powerful economic impact on American society.
Desegregation of various industries brought black workers to factories and plants across the States.
This moment of cooperation between the federal government and civil rights leaders marked an important shift in the expansion of rights for black Americans and for women.
This would lead to the equally important Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Analysis of another primary source allows claiming that the economic situation improved for black Americans following the passage of the aforementioned acts.
The 1974 article in The Time magazine “Races: America’s Rising Black Middle Class” provides descriptions of numerous successes of black Americans in the economic sphere in the years following the passage of the anti-discriminatory legislation.
Why Notwithstanding reasons of public morality, what about the time and the people led to the passage of the bill?
The increasing (and televised) aggression of segregationist politicians and police pushed public opinion towards the side of activists.
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