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A Raisin in the Sun: Chicago in the 1950's/1960's
Voting Rights
White-on-Black Crime in the 1950's
Employment Opportunities for African-Americans in Chicago
Abortion in the Black Community in the 1950's
Emmett Till in Chicago in the 1950's
Taxis and Public Transit in Chicago in the 1950's
Voting Rights
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Black Women Doctors
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Blacks Rights to Vote in Chicago

African-Americans legally had the right to vote in the 1960's, but they were restricted in the actual opportunity to vote. Therefore, African Americans formed many organizations to start the civil rights movements. The Coordinating council of community organization found by the urban league, along with any other groups, started a lot of protesting to demand racial justice. By the late 60's the CCCO was disintegrating. Chicago's freedom movement was over. By 1970, Black Chicagoans gained several legal rights, including the right to vote without interference and segregation came to an end.

Ralph, J.R. (2005). Civil rights movement. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Retrieved March 12, 2007, from

ASUMH--Composition II, Spring 2007