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By Kathleen Kuiper

Beginning on the sunrise of the 20 th century, writers begun experimenting with literary kinds as by no means sooner than. As possibly the main far-reaching circulate, Modernism swept throughout either the us and Europe and has been embodied within the works of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot. The existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett's absurdist writings, and the diversity of literary output from all over the world additionally replicate the spirit of the interval. The lives and works of those and different authors from around the globe are surveyed during this soaking up quantity.

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In 1955, a second ruling, titled Brown v. ”29 Even with this legal demand by the high court, desegregation in America’s schools did not take place overnight. The 47 48 The Civil Rights Movement struggle over equal rights for blacks in the United States in 1954 seemed, in some ways, only beginning. Segregation and the 1950s During the 1950s, the United States experienced a decade of greater prosperity than had existed at any other time in its history. The majority of Americans would come to own their own homes and enjoy a higher standard of living than that of previous generations.

32 Robinson and her fellow protesters began to consider the possibility of a Montgomery bus boycott among the city’s blacks. They were, however, uncertain that enough blacks in the city would cooperate with a call to refrain from riding the city’s buses. A boycott had been called several years earlier by Reverend Vernon Johns, a Dexter Avenue Baptist Church minister, but that effort had failed. Robinson knew that for a bus boycott to be successful, it would have to be well planned and would require blacks to cooperate despite the possibility of being inconvenienced and of possibly losing their jobs because they could not get to work.

The Emmett Till lynching would have a tremendous impact on the budding civil rights movement of the mid-1950s. Many who had not spoken up or dedicated themselves to the cause of black equality took up the banner in the future and marched on behalf of the cause. * Darlene Clark Hine, The African-American Odyssey. : Prentice Hall, 2005, p. 515. were a daily reminder of the prejudices that caused whites to view them as inferior. In many cases, the laws and practices that kept blacks from enjoying the same privileges as whites centered on indignities that might be experienced by one person at a time, private discriminations that one experienced individually.

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