A2 History OCR Civil Rights HELPWatch this thread
Hello guys, Exam is about a week away and I dont know anything about African Americans. PLEASE someone condense information such as key themes (individuals, turning points, presidential impact, federal and supreme court, unity of movement, anti-civil rights movement etc.) PLEASE
I have a revision guide on AA's which describes everything you're talking about, and condenses it very well. if you PM me your email I can get it to you ASAP. Without going into detail:
Individuals: Booker T Washington, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B Du Bois, MLK, Malcom X, Phillip Randolph, Marcus Garvey, Thurgood Marshall
Turning Points: The two world wars (discuss separately), 1960s, New Deal, The Reconstruction Era, creation of the NAACP
Presidential Impact: Andrew Johnson=Bad, Hoover= did nothing good FDR=Good,Eisenhower=Good JFK=Good, LBJ=Good, Nixon= Nothing good, Ford+Carter= Nothing good, Reagan=bad, Bush sr= Not enough time
Federal and Supreme Court: Bad in the 1880's (Plessy vs Fergurson and 'Black Codes'/Jim Crow Laws), improving but not great in the 1920's/1930's, good 1940's/1950's (Brown vs Board of Education) very very good in 1960's (Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act etc), tails off towards the end of the period.
Hope this helps, and I hope that the revision guide will be useful should you PM me!
Created a dates sheet for them all but I'm rubbish at why things are more important than seemingly unrelated things
Does that make sense? I hope it helps!