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2010 - 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repealed
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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