posted by chad richard .
What developments in American society helped to make the racial revolution of the 1950s and 1960s possible?
As we became more urbanized in the middle 20th century, we also came into closer contact with people of other ethnic backgrounds.
Also, consider these events.
"1943 -- War contractors barred from racial discrimination.
Riots in Harlem, Detroit.
1948 -- President Truman issues executive order outlawing segregation in U.S. military.
1952 -- Racial, ethnic barriers to naturalization removed by Immigration and Naturalization Act."