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Civil rights -- United States

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View Resource Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this Website's goal is "to awaken people of all ages to the problem of hate and intolerance, to equip them with the best tolerance ideas and to prompt them to act in their homes, schools, businesses and communities." To these ends, the Website presents a daily almanac of top stories on tolerance issues from newspapers around the world, a US map of hate...

https://www.tolerance.org/
View Resource Civil Rights Center

The Civil Rights Center of the US Department of Labor (DOL) was created to assist the DOL in developing, administering, and enforcing departmental policies, practices, and procedures, as well as US laws detailing the prohibition of discrimination on a variety of levels. The site contains the full-text of all statutes enforced by the Civil Rights Center as well as the Code of Federal Regulations...

https://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/
View Resource Liberty versus Safety

Many of the nation's lawmakers are concerned this week with how to square national security measures with civil liberties. Attorney General John Ashcroft has asked Congress to quickly pass legislation granting broad powers to the administration, including the ability to indefinitely detain those considered a threat to security, greater discretion in surveillance, and more power to seize people's...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0928
View Resource Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism: "National Security" Toll on Freedom of Expression

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an organization dedicated to "educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties." On the page Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism, the EFF (in part) tracks Websites shut down by the US government, other governments, and Internet service providers because...

https://w2.eff.org/Privacy/Surveillance/Terrorism/antiterror...
View Resource Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on a journey moving from the nation's segregation era to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute's historic galleries capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who dared to confront the "bigotry and racial discrimination of American society." This site provides a range of exhibitions (both permanent and...

http://www.bcri.org/index.html
View Resource Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier fifty years ago, but that was not his only contribution to the civil rights struggle in America. To illustrate Robinson's continuing activism in the civil rights struggle, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has recently made available (as part of its Teaching with Documents series) a new site that includes nine documents (letters...

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/jackie-robinson
View Resource Jo Freeman: Feminist Scholar and Author

Jo Freeman, a well-known feminist scholar, activist, author, speaker, and lawyer, recently launched this new site consisting of works by and about her. The site contains a portion of Freeman's numerous scholarly and journalistic articles, including "The Feminist Movement," "Women in Society," "Women, Law and Public Policy," and "Social Protests in the Sixties." The site also contains a photo...

http://www.JoFreeman.com/index.htm
View Resource Cincinnati's Racial Lawsuit

Cincinnati, Ohio gained national attention in April 2001 when Police Officer Stephen Roach shot unarmed 19-year old Timothy Thomas in an alley after Thomas fled while Roach was trying to arrest him on 14 misdemeanor warrants. At that time, Thomas was the 15th African American killed by Cincinnati police since 1995. The shooting ignited protests and four days of riots. Three weeks prior to the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0405
View Resource The Dynamics of Protest Diffusion: The 1960 Sit-In Movement in the American South

Part of the Working Papers in Sociology series from Oxford University, this work addresses the dynamics of protest diffusion by taking an in-depth and rigorous look at the 1960 sit-in movement that took place in different locations around the South. Within the papers 31 pages, Professor Kenneth Andrews of Harvard and Professor Michael Biggs of the University of Oxford offer a brief exposition of...

https://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/working-papers/the-dynamics-o...
View Resource Civil Rights Oral History Interviews: Spokane, Washington

While there are numerous civil rights oral history projects, there are few organized around the remembrances and memories of persons from a particular geographic locale. This collection of eight oral history interviews, conducted by Rebecca Nappi, was created in part by the Washington State University Library in collaboration with the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Visitors to the site can listen to...

http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/index.php/cdm/landingpage/c...
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