Can you summarize the progress made in civil rights for minorities between 1950 - 1970 for me please.

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I would say that there was a great deal of progress for minorities made within this time period.  Women were able to begin the process of articulating their own voice with works like Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique."  The redefinition of women's roles, a reconfiguration that had actually started in WWII, was beginning to emerge in different forms of the social order, such as with the presence of the birth control pill.  At the same time, African- Americans' struggle for Civil and Political rights also emerged in this time period. Seeking change on economic, social, and political levels, the advancement made by African- Americans in this time period helped to enhance the validity of the cause, one that is still fought for today.   The need to achieve social and political equality would serve as a template for other groups to learn from and launch their own recognition movements afterwards.

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Well, there has been a huge amount of progress made by racial minorities during this time.

In 1950, segregation in schools was legal.  So was segregation in public places run by the government and those (like stores and restaurants) that were run by private people.  It was illegal in many states for whites and nonwhites to marry.

Since then, all of this has changed.  Brown v. Board of Education made school segregation illegal.  The 1964 Civil Rights Act made discrimination in public accomodations illegal.  Loving v. Virginia struck down the laws against interracial marriage.

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