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Asian-American Resources
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Afro-American Lesson Plans - Hispanic-Americans / Latino Lesson Plans - Asian-American Lesson Plans - Multiculturalism & Tolerance Lesson Plans

14th Amendment to the Constitution Was Ratified ___Did blacks (and women) get the vote from this 1868 amendment? Find out here. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -


1964 Civil Rights Act __ A brief history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. - From -


African-American Civil Rights Movement (19551968) __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -  


Bush and Blacks ___An article from the summer of 2004 which discusses Bush's proposed federally funded voucher program for minority children in DC. - Text only - By Charles Upton Sahm - 
Dred Scott ___"Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later... his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court... The court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court [and] that the federal government did not have the power to prohibit slavery in its territories. Scott, needless to say, remained a slave." His story is here, followed by links to related information. - Illustrated - From PBS - 




Overview of Major Civil Rights Legislation, Supreme Court Cases ... __ "During the 1950s and 1960s, a number of important civil rights' activities occurred that helped position the Civil Rights movement for greater recognition. They also led either directly or indirectly the passage of key legislation. Following is an overview of the major legislation, Supreme Court cases, and activities that occurred in the Civil Rights movement at the time." - From -

Race-based Legislation ___This article discusses the situation in which Northern state blacks found themselves in the first half of the nineteenth century. "... they were no longer slaves, neither were they free." - Text only - From PBS - 


The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow___"... explores segregation from the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement." There are pages of interactive maps (require Flash 5 plug-in) and tools and activities, plus a teachers' section. - Illustrated - From the Educational Broadcasting Corporation -  



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