19 minutes | May 1, 2020

32. Why were black Americans separated from white and how did things change?

We see how great speeches and peaceful protest marchers can make big changes in the world, particularly in America in the 1950s and 1960s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to dadandmelovehistory.com Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II Asia-Pacific novel, The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. It’s now out on Kindle for US$6.99, as well as in paperback. So is Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, London and Prague. Here are some questions based on today’s episode: The US Declaration of Independence (1776) said “that all men are created …..” what? What does “segregation” mean? What did Rosa Parks do on 1 December, 1955? What happened when Elizabeth Eckford and 8 other black students tried to go to Little Rock high school in 1957? Dr Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech resulted in the passing of a 1964 law called the Civil Rights Act. That law made something illegal – what was it? What was the 1965 law called that finally allowed black people to vote? Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. We’ll be back on the first Saturday of next month! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin All music is from https://filmmusic.io and composed by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2020 © BBC
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