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HIS271Y1 Lecture Notes - Little Rock, Arkansas, Earl Warren, Fair Deal


Department
History
Course Code
HIS271Y1
Professor
Erin Black

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LIBERALISM AT HIGH TIDE:
TOWARDS THE GREAT SOCIETY
(March 14)
I. Postwar Interregnum
- The Travails of Truman Years
- A “Fair Deal”?
- Eisenhower & the Middle Ground
- Civil Rights Struggles of the 1950s
- Brown v. the Board of Education 1954
“To separate [Blacks] from others of similar age and qualifications
solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to
their status in the community that may affect their hearts in minds in
a way likely to ever be undone…We conclude that in the field of
public education, the doctrine of separate but equal has no place.
Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”
– Chief Justice Earl Warren
- White Resistance → Little Rock, Arkansas (Central High School)
- Montgomery and Mass Protest (Rosa Parks)
- The Rise of Martin Luther King Jr. → The Southern Christian
Leadership Conference
II. John F. Kennedy’s “New Frontier”
- Liberal Successes
- Limitations
III. Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) and the Kennedy Legacy
- The Civil Rights Act, 1964
- Economic Opportunity Act, 1964
- Office of Economic Opportunity
- Head Start
- Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
- Community Action Plan (CAP)
IV. Building the “Great Society”
- The War on Poverty
(Public Works and Development Act; Elementary and Secondary School
Act; Higher Education Act; Model Cities Act)
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