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A History of Civil Rights In America

1834-1868 (#102)

Americans launch the drive for universal education to make sure there is an enlightened citizenry that knows its civil rights. At the same time, the country expands the idea of all men are created equal to include Blacks.
1837 - Horace Mann Leads the Way for Universal Education
1863 - The Road to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
1865 - 13th Amendment Ends Slavery in America
1868 - 14th Amendment Lays the Foundation for Civil Rights for All [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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.

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