Civil Rights Working in Kansas
November 4, 2013, 7:30 PM CT
Presented by Gretchen Cassel Eick
The Civil Rights movement of the 1950s-1970s dramatically affected the way we work in Kansas. Employment discrimination kept African Americans confined to low-pay work, and in the southern states they were vulnerable to arrest for "vagrancy," only to be released to businesses to "work off their fines." This presentation explores the involvement of Kansas in this type of discrimination and how the Civil Rights movement changed these practices. By implementing various strategies, Civil Rights advocates forced the state and other government agencies to alter their policies.
Remington High School
Whitewater, KS 67154-0133
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Sponsored by: Frederic Remington Area Historical Society