How accurate is it to say that the status of black people in the USA changed very little in the years 1945-1955?

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How accurate is it to say that the status of black people in the USA changed very little in the years 1945-1955?

I would agree with this statement and say that the status of black people did not change much between the years of 1945 to 1955, I believe that there is a lot of evidence to back me up in my decision, for example, the federal intervention caused by the actions of Harry Truman, direct action from civil rights groups and the role of African Americans within society in this time period.

Firstly, federal intervention was used to try and change the status of African Americans. A large provocation of federal intervention in this time period was due to Harry Truman who became president in 1945, he saw the need to publically
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It could be said, the status of African Americans changed due to just the roles that they had evolved into during this time period. By late 1945 increasing numbers of black Americans in the north of America were more educated and skilled making them more respectable within society, more economically powerful and more perceived as being a higher class of people. If they were better off, this created greater prosperity and equality resulting in more success with status. However, this wasn’t a generalization to all African Americans within the states, especially for blacks in the south who couldn’t get the chance to change their status at all as they couldn’t gain any economic power because of the small amount they were paid which in turn couldn’t let them gain any respect. This suggests that the roles of African Americans didn’t create much great status for the majority but only for a small minority who were mostly found in the northern states.

In conclusion, personally I would agree with the statement within the question and say that the status of black people did not change much between the years of 1945 to 1955 due to the evidence shown. Firstly federal intervention and the role of President Truman was a great theory for success with the status of blacks, however in reality the lack of momentum with the report resulted in no real development
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