Main Idea: African and Mexican Americans won important Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s

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Began fighting for their civil rights

  • 1912, The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The 1st Texas Chapter formed in Houston. They led the fight to fight laws that kept African Americans from ‘voting’

  • As late as the 1940s, African Americans were not allowed to vote in Democratic primary elections
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