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Civil Rights Legislation

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Civil Rights Legislation
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson mournfully assumed the role of the nation's leader. Johnson, a former senator from Texas, se... [more]
January 4, 2010 at 09:53 PM
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Ages: 10 - 16
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965
From neok12.com
This brief video is  about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which secured the right to vote without any penalty to Black Americans.
May 22, 2010 at 02:13 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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Brown: A Landmark Case
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WGBH
The Supreme Court's 1954 landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools unconstitutional and overturned the "separate but equal" doctrine established by the Court in 1896. This video segment describes the findings of the c... [more]
January 26, 2011 at 09:51 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Plessy v. Ferguson
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Quest Productions
A mere thirty-five years after slavery ended, a sophisticated and strategic group of African Americans challenged the Jim Crow “Separate Car Act” in the state of Louisiana by placing a fair-skinned Creole black man named Homer Plessy on the “whites o... [more]
February 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Boston Desegregation
From pbslearningmedia.org
This news segment from 1975 reviews the events of the first year of Boston's controversial school desegregation plan. Because of geographic barriers between black and white communities, a federal court instituted and enforced busing to desegregate th... [more]
February 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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Ida B. Wells: A Lifetime of Activism
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Quest Productions
As a young woman growing up during Reconstruction, Ida B. Wells experienced Jim Crow segregation when she was barred from travel on a train in the whites-only section. It was not until she observed the growing practice of violence toward African Amer... [more]
February 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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A New Kind of Justice
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WNET.org
One of the most enduring outcomes of the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment, promised the government would protect the rights of citizens of the United States. While Congress was given explicit rights through the Amendment to protect newly freed sla... [more]
February 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Brown: A Landmark Case
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by PBS Learning Media
The Supreme Court's 1954 landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools unconstitutional and overturned the "separate but equal" doctrine established by the Court in 1896. This video segment describes the findings of the c... [more]
February 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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The Civil Rights Cases
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WNET.ORG Properties LLC
In 1883, the Supreme Court struck down the Civil Rights Cases of 1875. As the nation grew weary of Reconstruction, the Supreme Court followed suit, ruling that while the Fourteenth Amendment protected an individual’s rights in places of public accomm... [more]
February 19, 2012 at 03:53 PM
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Fannie Lou Hamer
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
This video segment profiles the life and leadership of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who co-chaired the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer testified at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, challenging Mississippi's all-white ... [more]
February 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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