Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights (1954-2015), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258579
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258570
  • DDC: 323.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This volume offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped civil rights struggles in American history. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of civil rights movements in the U.S. from 1954 to 2015.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
African American Civil Rights.
1: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) plus Enforcement Decree for Same (1955).
2: Women's Political Council Documents.
3: Address to the Montgomery Improvement Association.
4: Eisenhower Address on Little Rock.
5: Letter from Magnolia County Jail.
6: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Constitution.
7: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.
8: Account of Participation in Sit-ins.
9: Presidential Address on Civil Rights.
10: Address to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
11: “I Have a Dream” Speech.
12: Malcolm X on the Black Revolution.
13: President Johnson's Remarks on Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
14: Testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention.
15: “Our God is Marching On”.
16: Speech before Congress on Voting Rights.
17: “In Defense of Self-Defense”.
18: Justice Thurgood Marshall's Dissent in the Bakke Case.
Women and Equality.
19: Griswold v. Connecticut.
20: National Organization for Women (NOW) Founding Statement.
21: An Act Ending Sex Discrimination in Government Employment.
22: Position Paper Regarding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
23: Title IX.
24: Roe v. Wade.
25: Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
26: Women in the Service Implementation Plan.
27: Vice President Joseph Biden on Combating Violence against Women.
Latino Civil Rights.
28: Hernandez v. Texas.
29: “Prayer of the Farm Workers’ Struggle”.
30: Proposals Made by High School Students of East Los Angeles.
31: Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.
32: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
33: Letter of Protest regarding the Treatment of Undocumented Immigrants.
34: Executive Actions on Immigration, 2014.
The Gay Rights Movement.
35: Stonewall Riot Leaflet.
36: Statements by the American Psychological Association regarding Homosexuality.
37: ACT UP Founding Document and Speech.
38: Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
39: Lawrence v. Texas.
40: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act.
41: United States v. Windsor.
42: Excerpts from Obergefell v. Hodges.
Native American Rights.
43: Indian Civil Rights Act.
44: “Trail of Broken Treaties” Twenty-Point Position Paper.
45: American Indian Movement—National Operational Goal.
46: President Gerald Ford's Statement on Signing the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
47: American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
48: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.