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A History of Civil Rights in America (1774-1833)

29 minutes 7 seconds

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Students will study how America's founding fathers laid the foundation for a government that protects individuals' civil rights. This can be seen in some of the country's most sacred documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Part of the "A History of Civil Rights in America" series.

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Closeup of weathered Constitution on parchment with handwritten script that reads, "We the people," in large script at top.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 1
29 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of Abraham Lincoln wearing a top hat and flanked by men in uniform. Large tent and trees in background.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 2
26 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Mottled black and white photo of 3 Native Americans with white tipis in background.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 3
28 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white illustration of early 20th century woman with her arm raised to the side. She faces a man in a top hat as he leans toward her with his hand up. Another man reclines and opens his mouth as if shouting in background.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 4
27 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of front page of newspaper with headline that reads, "Supreme Court Strikes Out School Segregation as Against Constitution."
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 5
28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame of Martin Luther King, Junior gesturing out as he speaks at a podium with several microphones. A crowd of men stands behind him, many wearing white caps.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 6
27 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Faded still frame of men in wide-brimmed hats, bent over and working in a field.
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 7
27 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Side view of Barack Obama standing at a lectern with crowds in the background holding blue signs that read, "Change."
A History of Civil Rights in America
Episode 8
29 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12