Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

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What were the three most important achievements in the civil rights movement?

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The answer to this question is ultimately subjective. The plight of black people before the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 meant that they were campaigning for more than three major changes—they were campaigning to be recognized as equals by their white compatriots in every area of society.

If we look at what was achieved by the Act itself, however, we can identify several key elements which...

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