Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Created Equal (#103)
It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the 14th Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. [56 minutes]
Series Description: This series is a multi-media project that explores the Constitution and its role in the American story -- from its creation, to the crises that challenged and reshaped it, to contemporary debates over rights and the role of government.
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These episodes of Constitution USA with Peter Sagal aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.