Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

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In what ways did the Civil Rights Movement succeed?

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The Civil Rights Movements succeeded in a variety of ways, especially in the resulting lawful, legislative, and social changes. Brown v Board of Education was particularly powerful in that it ended racially separated public schools. Congress, as a result of the movement, passed measures against discrimination, including the Fair Housing Act. Stereotypes surrounding African Americans also began to change as equality became increasingly mainstream. 


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The Civil Rights Movement succeeded in ending segregation. Brown v. Board of Education ended segregation in schools and set a precedent for making segregation illegal. This opened up public services for African Americans and made it illegal for businesses to discriminate against people based on their race. Though there were some riots when some schools were forced to integrate, the experience has been largely positive for society as it is now common for people of different races to interact.

Another thing that came out of the movement was the dropping of literacy tests and poll taxes as a...

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