Once World War II was over, the nation had to face both international and national issues of pressing importance. The beginnings of the Cold War created a climate that was both hostile and hospitable to what would become the continuing civil rights movement. The movement would continue along the path it had started, yet at the same time pave the way for a “more varied, vibrant, and successful challenge to racism.”* (Hine, Hine, and Harrold, The African American Odyssey, Vol. II, Page 560).
Answer both questions below. Each response must be a minimum of 200 words.
1. Discuss in depth some of the more important aspects of the Civil Rights movement, including their ideologies, objectives and tactics during this time and the importance of some of the major players in it.
2. How did the assassination of President Kennedy and the assentation of President Johnson to the presidency play an important role in the civil rights movement?