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Urban-Suburban school desegregation program seen as model

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More than 60 years after the United States Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools in Brown vs. Board of Education, data shows that many school districts s are more segregated than ever — with some key exceptions. Continue reading

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Famed civil rights leader Julian Bond remembered

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Civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond died Saturday at the age of 75. Continue reading

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George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; standing left  to right Reverend Harold Wilkie, Sandra Parrino of the National Council on Disability; seated left to right, Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, George Bush, Justin Dart, Chairman of the 's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Washington DC, USA, 26 July 1990. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Twenty-five years ago this week, President George H.W. Bush signed a bill protecting the civil rights of disabled Americans, prohibiting discrimination and ensuring their access to public spaces. Continue reading

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From Selma to Montgomery: An introduction to the 1965 marches

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Help students gain background information on the marches that formed a cornerstone of the civil rights movement. Continue reading

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“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

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“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

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