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[GE CLST 20B] - Final Exam Guide - Ultimate 43 pages long Study Guide!


Department
General Education Clusters
Course Code
GE CLST 20B
Professor
Ortiz Vilma
Study Guide
Final

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GE CLST 20B
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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The Black Freedom Movement
What the black freedom movement wants
Political rights, political power
Democratizing America
AA didn't believe that America was a
democracy yet
Human rights
Catalyst for the movement
Educational access and reform
AA in the South were paying taxes; revenues
paying for schools that they couldn't attend
Struggle to transform education to make it less
racist
Economic justice
Jobs with equal wages
Expansion of the welfare state
Ending poverty for all
Systemic racism towards blacks
Fair and decent housing
Ending racial violence
police brutality, lynching, terrorist acts, etc.
Armed self defense as a human right
Armed self defense actually reduces
violence
Criminal justice reform
Gender justice/women's liberation
Black women sought protection against
domestic violence, rights to abortion
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Anti-imperialism/anti-war
Concerned with other third world countries
Birth of the modern "civil rights movement": context
AA fought in WWII, a war against fascism
Returning veterans organized and possessed
moral authority to claim basic rights
Second Great Migration: AA moved from South to
North; rural to urban
Strengthened Black churches, unions, civic
organizations
Global political context of WWII and the Cold War
generated international support for civil rights
Decolonization and creation of Soviet bloc became
potential international allies outspoken about racial
discrimination and lack of democracy in the U.S.
U.N. provided forum for exposing human rights
violations
African Americans and the U.N.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Petitions alleging racial
discrimination in housing, schools, employment,
health, political participation, public
accommodations, etc., were human rights violations
The focus was on jobs, lynching, criminal
justice, etc., not just segregation
Paul Robeson and William L. Patterson submit a
225 page petition charging U.S. government with
genocide
Charged the state itself as a racist institution
US government was embarrassed by this
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