A History of Equal Rights In America
Examines the nation's first Equal Rights Association while Blacks and the American worker struggle to obtain equality.
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
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- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 27 minutes
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Series Description: 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. Hosted by Rosa Vasquez.
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights create the foundation for equal rights in America. Chapters: 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 [26 minutes]
American women launch the world's first equal rights movement, while Blacks build their own universities for equality in education. Chapters: 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 1862 - Homestead Act Opens Up Property Rights for Women [27 minutes]
Examines the nation's first Equal Rights Association while Blacks and the American worker struggle to obtain equality. Chapters: 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 [26 minutes]
The 20th century ushers in a new era of equal rights, and the federal government extends a safety net to the unemployed, the elderly, and the poor. Chapters: 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 [26 minutes]
Women, Blacks, Jews and the poor push for equality in education and the workplace. Chapters: 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 [26 minutes]
Programs Six and Seven showcase the decades of the 60s and 70s, the greatest era of equal rights the nation has ever seen with equality extended to consumers, the elderly, gays, women, workers and children. Chapters Program 6: 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 [26 minutes]
Programs Six and Seven showcase the decades of the 60s and 70s, the greatest era of equal rights the nation has ever seen with equality extended to consumers, the elderly, gays, women, workers and children. Chapters 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 [26 minutes]
Beginning with Roe v Wade and ending with the Third Wave of Feminism, this episode shows how by the 21st Century, the nation has embraced the idea of equality for all Americans. Chapters: 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 [28 minutes]