The Role Of Desegregation In The United States

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The expansion of manufacturing, along with federally mandated desegregation in the war industries, did enable African Americans to actively serve their country. This mobilization helped African Americans to secure well-paying jobs. Higher wages and other incentives empowered African Americans to move northeast where war jobs were most plentiful. Many African Americans left their rural hometowns to find fortune in the cities. African Americans were not treated with equality or any less racial prejudiced than before. Many discovered that material opportunities aware were not often accompanied by civil rights. Housing discrimination, in particular, limited their mobility. Groups like the NAACP and their leaders like W.E.B. Dubois helped to further

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