A History of Civil Rights In America
Program eight discusses the first great civil rights issues of the 21st century - immigration, due process, and gays in the U.S. military.
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2010 - 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repealed
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 28 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
- Visit the Website for Teacher Resources
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Series Description: A comprehensive historical overview detailing the expansion of civil rights to include more people. The series takes the viewer through the development of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the 13th and 14th Amendments, civil rights legislation , court decisions as well as examining fearless civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. From the past to the present, this series takes the viewer through one of the most powerful forces in American History--the promise of equality for all.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of A History of Civil Rights In America aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- 1994-2010 (#108)
- 1965-1993 (#107)
- 1962-1965 (#106)
- 1927-1961 (#105)
- 1917-1926 (#104)
- 1869-1916 (#103)
- 1834-1868 (#102)
- 1774-1833 (#101)