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A history of equal rights in America
A history of equal rights in America
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., c2011.
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (ca. 224 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD extras: Teacher's guide, blackline master quizzes, historical and legal documents.
Disc 1. program 1: 1772-1837. 1772: Samuel Adams pens the Rights of the Colonists -- 1776: America's Declaration of Independence sets the stage for equality -- 1785: Congress extends property ownership to the common man -- 1791: The Bill of Rights guarantees equal rights -- 1837: Horace Mann leads the way for universal education. -- Program 2: 1837-1862. 1837: Mary Lyon leads the fight for equality in education -- 1843: Juana Briones establishes women's property rights -- 1848: New York passes the first married women's property act -- 1849: Amelia Bloomer founds The Lily -- 1854: Blacks begin the struggle for equality in education -- 1852: Homestead Act Opens Up Property Rights for Women.

Disc 2. Program 3: 1863-1902. 1866: American Equal Rights Association is founded -- 1872: Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting -- 1878: Blacks disprove the myth of their inferiority -- 1886: Samuel Gompers is elected first president of the American Federation of Labor -- 1902: 140,000 mine workers go out on strike. --Program 4: 1903-1935. 1912: Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Scouts of America -- 1916: Louis Brandeis is the champion of the common man -- 1920: Women gain the right to vote -- 1935: Social Security extends a safety net to the unemployed, the elderly, and the poor -- 1935: Mary McLeod Bethune, American woman of the 20th century.

Disc 3. Program 5: 1936-1963. 1939: The U.S. Food Stamp Program is enacted -- 1948: Brandeis University is founded -- 1954: Brown v. Board of Education -- 1963: Betty Friedan launches the new women's movement -- 1963: Equal Pay Act establishes equal pay for equal work. -- Program 6. 1964-1970. 1965: Ralph Nader begins the modern day consumer rights movement -- 1965: Medicare launches the modern health care movement -- 1969: Stonewall Inn riots begin the gay rights movement -- 1970: The Occupational Safety and Health Act is enacted.

Disc 4. Program 7: 1971-1973: 1972: Congress passes the Equal Employment Opportunity Act -- 1972: Title IX and the female athlete -- 1972: The battle over the Equal Rights Amendment -- 1973: Children's Defense Fund founded. -- Program 8: 1973-2011. 1973: Roe v. Wade -- 1973: The American Hospital Association adopts the first patient's bill of rights -- 1990: Americans with Disabilities Act passes -- 1997: Madeleine Albright begins a new era for women in American leadership-- 2004: Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage -- 2011: The third wave of feminism.
"Recounts the significant advances and the ongoing effort to gain a clear and permanent guarantee of privileges for women and all economically disadvantaged groups. From the right to own property, to the formation of labor unions, women's suffrage, consumer rights, equal pay, Title IX and the Disabilities Act. This series includes key historical individuals such as: Susan B. Anthony, Horace Mann, Mary Lyon, Juana Briones, Betty Friedan, Madeleine Albright and more."--Container.