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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on women in law


Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the barriers women have faced in the legal profession in a recent address at Georgetown Law. Continue reading

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Does the law allow businesses to say ‘no’ to same-sex couples?


As same-sex marriage becomes legal in a growing number of states, local governments are addressing a debate between same-sex couples and businesses that do not want to serve them. Continue reading

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Black History Month resources for the classroom


Underground Railroad Scene by Hale Woodruff courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 lesson plans and resources that…read more

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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


“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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