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For African Americans, much of the twentieth-century was a long and grueling battle for civil rights. Racial violence and inequality were everywhere, and traveling was no exception. After World War II, and continuing through the following decades, black travelers were often denied service at restaurants, bathrooms, motels, and even amusement parks and beaches. This made it hard for blacks, regardless of status, to travel and to enjoy may forms of recreation. However, these difficult travel experiences allowed many African Americans to make a difference in the fight for equality.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lowe, Mark D.; Jensen, Sharon; Fitu, Mark; and Rugh, Susan, "Important Travelers in the Civil Rights Movement" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 166.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 2010, Mark Daniel Lowe, et al.;
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