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Lecture No. 9 The Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s.docx

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HIST 2401
Julie Johnson

Lecture No 9 The Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960sMonday March th10 2014The 1960s saw a wide spread uprising and unrest The midto late 1960s saw more social and political unrest and opposition to the status quo than at any point since the Civil War based in what we could call new social movements as opposed to the economic conflicts of the progressive and New Deal eras1Civil Rights opposes legal segregation in the South and then turn its attention to de facto segregation racial attitudes in northern cities and schools2Secondwave Feminism turn from suffrage to discrimination in the workplace family expectation sexual standards appearance or in short cultural attitudes toward gender differences3Youth Rebellion comfortable middleclass babyboomers reject the social conformity of the 1950s and take up new lifestyles dominated by various forms of personal experimentation music drugs appearance rejection of traditional ambitionCivil Rights was triggered by Brown v Board of Education 1954 civil rights posed profound questions about what the State can do about cultural forms of racism and discrimination The Vietnam War is a the long civil war in Vietnam
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