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A History of Civil Rights In America

1917-1926 (#104)

Women, American Indians, and Chinese-Americans further solidify their claims to civil rights, and the Supreme Court applies the 14th amendment to the states.
1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote
1924 - Gertrude Simmons Bonnin Begins the Revival of American Indian Rights
1925 - U.S. Supreme Court Begins Extending the Bill of Rights to the States
1926 - You Chung Hong Leads the Fight for Chinese American Civil Rights
[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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