Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

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What were the major causes that led to the civil rights movement?

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There were many factors that led to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and most of them are related to the trend of globalization after World War II. Many people in the 1950s had come back from World War II and seen a much different world—for one, both Northern and Southern demographics had shifted greatly during the Great Migration. For another, military men had traveled through European nations with a longer history without slavery and with greater civil equality.

The fact that black soldiers came back from World War II and saw their white compatriots begin to amass wealth and make their lives better thanks to VA and GI bills, home loans, and better job opportunities—all in spite of the fact that both...

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