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The 1970's

In 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus is founded as increasing numbers of African-Americans are elected to public office. The Supreme Court upholds court-ordered school busing plans. A series of judicial decisions, Congressional actions, and executive orders result in the increasing use of "affirmative action" plans and programs in employment. In 1973, African-Americans win mayoral elections in Los Angeles and Atlanta.


Photo collage of images from the 1970's