Being An African-Americans In The 1960's

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Being an African-American in the United States of America in the 1950’s and 1960’s, was comparable with being of the Jewish faith in Germany during the 1930’s and 1940’s: it was discriminatory. America may have been the ‘land of the free’ and slavery had been abolished – but what did this mean, when persecution and racism were prevalent and commonplace in society? African-Americans were discriminated against, segregated, beaten and murdered, whilst the government, especially state governments, ignored this and complacency grew prevalent. By the middle of the twentieth century, African-American’s had begun to assert themselves, and in the period 1955 – 1968,a new form of protesting emerged which generated new achievements. This method was a

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