Chapter 19 Civil Rights for African Americans Discussion

[Williams] Read Executive Order 9981 (470), Truman’s Civil Rights Program (472), and read Chapter 19. What did President Truman propose to ensure civil rights for African Americans (in particular)? What was an underlying reason for such proposals?

[Williams]: Read Pauli Murray’s recollection of segregation (500). What specific instances does she point out that symbolize the segregated society in which she was raised. What role did skin color play—what does she mean by a “minority within a minority”? Summarize the Brown v. Board of Education decision (559), and what impact did it have on the South especially?