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1950’s America

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  1. 1950’s America Ms. Cude

  2. Race Relations • 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education determined to be Unconstitutional • Legal segregation of schools • Colored schools vs. White schools • What would that have meant for you?????

  3. WHITE VS. COLORED FOUNTAINS White fountain on the left and Colored on the right.

  4. SEGREGATION Bus in Birmingham, Alabama

  5. Race Relations • If you were colored it was illegal for you to have a relationship with someone white. • It was more “accepted” for a white man to be with someone colored than a white woman to be with a colored man. • The result was usually violent in both cases but more so in cases where it was a white woman and colored man. • If you had a mixed child with someone you would more than likely become ostracized from society and your child was considered colored and not white.

  6. Jesus Colon Ms. Cude

  7. Jesus Colon • Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on January 20, 1901 • Left Puerto Rico at the age of 16 for the United States. • Finished Secondary schooling as an adult • Because he was an immigrant he was heavily discriminated against and had to work several menial jobs because he wouldn’t be hired because of his skin color. • In spite of all of this he became a very well known political activist and author for people like him.

  8. West Side Story • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPlcE3GcoFc