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A History of Civil Rights In America

1965-1993 (#107)

In this the era of the great civil rights leaders, they help usher in a time of great change in the civil rights of all Americans for the betterment of all Americans.
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
[27 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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