Government Agencies and Legislation

  • Jerome TeelucksinghEmail author


The main argument is that the US government was at times reluctant and slow in its decision to grant equal rights to Black America. The denial of voting rights to Blacks was a major challenge that organizations such as SNCC and CORE sought to address. Slow political reform was one of the major reasons for the decision by Blacks to become directly involved in the political process and to form organizations to increase voter awareness. This chapter will also include the reaction of Civil Rights leaders and groups to legislation which appeared limited and useless. In the Caribbean, Blacks possessed voting rights but were dissatisfied with the state of governance and the plethora of social problems.


John F. Kennedy Julian Bond National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Intelligence Agency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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