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A history of civil rights in America
A history of civil rights in America
[DVD ed.] ; Full screen.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Ambrose Video Pub., c2011.
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (ca. 224 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:

PC or Mac with DVD-Rom drive, Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Language Note:
General Note:
To access teacher's guide, quizzes, historical and legal documents, place DVD in your computer and navigate to the "extras" folder. The documents are in a PDF format and are opened in Windows with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The documents will also open with the "preview" application included on all Apple computers.

Includes public performance rights.

Special features include: Teacher's guide; Blackline master quizzes; historical and legal documents.
Part 1. program 1: 1774-1833. 1774: Thomas Jefferson writes a summary view of the rights of British America -- 1776: America's Declaration of Independence sets the stage for civil rights -- 1791: The Bill of Rights guarantees civil rights -- 1828: Jacksonian Democracy creates universal white male suffrage -- 1833: William Lloyd Garrison founds the National Antislavery Society. program 2: 1834-1868. 1837: Horace Mann leads the way for universal education -- 1863: The road to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation -- 1865: The 13th Amendment ends slavery in America -- 1868: The 14th Amendment lays the foundation for civil rights for all.

Part 2. program 3: 1869-1916. 1869: 15th Amendment extends the right to vote to black men -- 1879: Standing Bear becomes a person -- 1884: Joseph and Mary Tape successfully challenge San Francisco public schools -- 1886: Through Yick Wo Supreme Court establishes equal protection for non citizens -- 1909: W.E.B. Du Bois founds the NAACP -- 1916: Louis Brandeis is the champion of the common man. program 4: 1917-1926. 1920: Women gain the right to vote -- 1924: Gertrude Simmons Bonnin begins the revival of American Indian rights -- 1925: U.S. Supreme Court begins extending the Bill of Rights to the States -- 1926: You Chung Hong leads the fight for Chinese American civil rights.

Part 3. program 5: 1927-1961. 1935: Mary McLeod Bethune: American woman of the 20th century -- 1943: Magnuson Act repeals the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 -- 1948: Harry S. Truman initiates a sea change in American civil rights -- 1954: Brown v. Board of Education -- 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested -- 1961: U.S. Supreme Court extends Fourth Amendment to the States. program 6: 1962-1965. 1963: Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a dream speech -- 1964: Warren Court strengthens "Innocent until proven guilty" through Miranda -- 1964: Civil Rights Act outlaws discrimination against blacks and women -- 1964: 24th Amendment prohibits poll taxes in federal elections -- 1964: One man, one vote -- 1965: Voting Rights Act is passed.

Part 4. program 7: 1965-1993. 1965: Cesar Chavez leads the charge for Hispanic civil rights -- 1967: Thurgood Marshall is the champion for black rights -- 1970: John Echohawk founds the Native American Rights Fund -- 1971: 26th Amendment gives 18-year-olds the right to vote -- 1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. program 8: 1994-2010. 2007: Hispanics march for civil rights -- 2008: Boumediene v. Bush confirms due process for non-citizens -- 2008: Barack Obama wins the presidency -- 2010: "Don't ask, don't tell" repealed.
Program offers a comprehensive historical overview detailing the expansion of civil rights to include more people. From the past to the present, this eight part series takes the viewer through one of the most powerful forces in American history: the promise of civil rights for all.