American History

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Not sure why they are saying that segregation ended in 1954. The law is one thing. What actually happened is another. I’m reading My Soul is Rested and they are talking about fighting for civil rights into the 1960s (1964 and 1968 civil rights acts were passed) and right on into the 1970s. If you take a look at Black Lives Matter, we’ve been fighting the same things since emancipation: peonage, railroading by the legal system, the right to walk down the street without being assaulted, etc.

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