In southern states (1960-1970) Regarding African Americans

How were the African Americans treating in the south during this time pd. What did they do for jobs? How much problems with they have with the "KKK" Remember 1960-1670 time pd.
Asked Jan 10, 2012
That was the time period was when Blacks' struggle for equal rights were in the forefront and the KKK was in decline. The federal government had become involved in the struggle and began prosecuting KKK members. Churches condemned their activities and, other than a few diehards, the KKK was on it's way out.
Answered Jan 10, 2012
True. Thanks again.
KKK was definately on the decline then, but that does not mean that troubles were over. A lot of people still did not view blacks as equal and there were still murders and violence most of the time started by everyday white civilians. This question reminds me of the movie, The Help. If you haven't seen it already I would recomend watching it.
Answered Jan 12, 2012
You know, it wasn't just the KKK that perpetrated racial violence then (or now). It was everyday white civilians like whocares said, and police officers, police officers following the orders of mayors and governors, etc. You have to remember our lives meant even less then than they do today. Aside from thinking I had no maternal instincts, this is another reason I never wanted to have children.

If you haven't already seen it, you may want to watch the documentary "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985." Many university and public libraries have it. Here's more info about it:

Netflix has it:
Answered Jan 12, 2012
Edited Jan 12, 2012

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