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A History of Civil Rights In America

1962-1965 (#106)

The promise of the Declaration of Independence is finally extended to Blacks through four monumental pieces of legislation. At the same time, the Supreme Court strengthens the rights of the accused through its landmark Miranda ruling.
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
1964 - Warren Court Strengthens 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' Through Miranda
1964 - Civil Rights Act Outlaws Discrimination Against Blacks and Women
1964 - 24th Amendment Prohibits Poll Taxes in Federal Elections
1964 - One Man, One Vote
1965 - Voting Rights Act is Passed
[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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