Name of Collection: Civil Rights

School Name: EBC High School for Public Service

Address: 1155 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221

Phone: 718-452-3440 ex102

Fax: 718-452-3603

Librarian: Arlene Laverde

Librarian's e-mail: alaverd2@schools.nyc.gov


Introduction:

When the term "Civil Rights" is mentioned many events and people are brought to mind. The famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are just to name a few. The Civil Rights movement was greater then that; there were many more events that took place and many more people who took part in movement - events and people who without reminder may be lost in their importance to our history. The historic Children's March where young people in Alabama took the fight into their own hands to the horrific lynching of Emmet Till are just some examples. This collection focuses on the Civil Rights era and the events and people that surrounded it. It also brings light onto issues of our civil liberties today and some of the liberties we may be in danger of losing.

Questions for Inquiry:

What significant events led to the amendement of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
How did peaceful protests lead to changes in the Civil Liberties of Americans?
How does the Partiot Act effect Civil Liberties today?
What landmark cases help to bring about changes in the law?
Who were the great leaders and the great opposers in the Civil Rights Movement?
What is the job of the Supreme Court in regard to civil rights and liberties?

Keywords:

Civil RIghts, March on Washington, lynch, sit-ins, Ku Klux Klan, non-violent protest, civil disobedience, Congress of Racial Equality, National Urban League, Jim Crow Laws, boycott, voting rights, freedom riders, segregation, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Emmet Till

Subject Headings:


Civil rights
Civil rights--Biography
Civil rights movement--History--2oth century
Civil rights movements--Songs
Civil rights movements--Songs and music
Civil rights--United States--History
Civil rights workeres
Human rights--United States--History
King, Martin Luther
King, Martin Luther, 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):


305-Social Groups
323-Civil and political rights
342-Constitutional and administrative law
344-Social, labor, welfare, and related law
347-Civil procedure and courts
973 General history of North America United States

Key Books:

CCD R 323.1 ENC
The encyclopedia of civil rights in America. 1998 library reference ed. Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c1998.
Contains over two hundred entries that provide information about the history, meaning, and application of civil rights issues in the U. S., covering people, places, events, and other topics; arranged alphabetically from Ralph Abernathy to Equal Protection Clause.
CCD R 323.1 ENC
The encyclopedia of civil rights in America. 1998 library reference ed. Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c1998.
Contains approximately three hundred entries that provide information about the history, meaning, and application of civil rights issues in the U.S.; arranged alphabetically from Equal Rights Amendment to Presidency, U.S.

CCD 323.1 BUL
Bullard, Sara. Free at last : a history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.

An illustrated history of the civil rights movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement.

CCD 323.1 FIN
Finlayson, Reggie. We shall overcome : the history of the American civil rights movement. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, c2003.

Uses the words of spirituals and other music of the time to frame a discussion of the civil rights movement in the United States, focusing on specific people, incidents, and court cases.

Reference:

CCD R 323 CIV
Civil rights in the United States. New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2000.
Contains articles that provide information about people, places, events, organizations, and movements related to Civil Rights in the United States; arranged alphabetically from Ralph Abernathy to William Kuntsler; and includes a copy of the Bill of Rights.
CCD R 323 CIV
Civil rights in the United States. New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2000.
Contains articles that provide information about people, places, events, organizations, and movements related to Civil Rights in the United States, arranged alphabetically from the labor movement to Zoot Suit Riots; and includes a cumulative index.
CCD R 342.73 PEN
Pendergast, Tom. Constitutional amendments. : from freedom of speech to flag burning. Detroit : UXL, c2001.
Contains chronologically arranged entries that examine the first eight amendments to the Constitution of the United States, examining the background of each amendment, ratification facts, and related court cases; and includes a general discussion of the amendment process.
CCD R 342.73 PEN
Pendergast, Tom. Constitutional amendments. : from freedom of speech to flag burning. Detroit : UXL, c2001.
Contains chronologically arranged entries that examine amendments nine through seventeen to the Constitution of the United States, examining the background of each amendment, ratification facts, and related court cases.
CCD R 342.73 PEN
Pendergast, Tom. Constitutional amendments. : from freedom of speech to flag burning. Detroit : UXL, c2001.
Contains chronologically arranged entries that examine amendments eighteen through twenty-seven to the Constitution of the United States, examining the background of each amendment, ratification facts, and related court cases; and includes a look at amendments that were not ratified, as well as a comprehensive index.
CCD R 347 COU
Courtroom drama. : 120 of the world's most notable trials. Detroit : UXL, c1998.
Covers over forty notable trials that occurred around the world, including the Dred Scott, Chicago Seven, and Rodney King cases.
CCD R 347 COU
Courtroom drama. : 120 of the world's most notable trials. Detroit : UXL, c1998.
Covers thirty-nine notable trials that occurred around the world, including the Oliver North, O.J. Simpson, and Angela Davis cases.
CCD R 347 COU
Courtroom drama. : 120 of the world's most notable trials. Detroit : UXL, c1998.
Covers forty notable trials that occurred around the world, including the Salem witchcraft, Nuremberg, and Nelson Mandela cases.
CCD R 364.15 STR
Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-. Hate crimes. New York : Facts On File, c2003.
A guide to the various issues related to hate crimes that provides students with the resources necessary to define, understand, and research the topic.

Non-fiction:

CCD 305 SOC
Social justice : opposing viewpoints. Detroit : Greenhaven Press :, c2005.
Presents a collection of essays that examine opposing views on the issue of social justice, including information on economic, racial, and gender inequality.
CCD 305.235 HAL
Halpin, Mikki. It's your world--if you don't like it, change it : activism for teenagers. Simon Pulse, c2004.
Shows how to act on your beliefs, no matter what they are, and make a difference.
CCD 305.8 ETH
Ethnic violence. San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c2000.
Places ethnic violence in a historical perspective and discusses causes and cures for it.
CCD 305.8 LYN
The lynching of Emmett Till : a documentary narrative. Charlottesville, [Va.] : University of Virginia Press, 2002.
Contains newspaper articles, editorials, poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs that shed light on the relationship between memory and history through an examination of the case of Emmett Till, an African-American teen who was murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly offending a white woman.
CCD 305.8 SOK
Sokol, Jason. There goes my everything : white Southerners in the age of civil rights, 1945-1975. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
Explores the experiences of white southerners during the civil rights movement, discussing how the era impacted middle- and working-class whites in the South during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s and challenged the beliefs they had grown up with.
CCD 323 CIV
Civil liberties and war. Detroit : Greenhaven Press :, c2006.
Presents a collection of essays and political cartoons that addresses the issues of civil liberties and war, and discusses the war on terrorism as well as the war in Iraq.
CCD 323 KOT
Kotlowski, Dean J. Nixon's civil rights : politics, principle, and policy. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Explores how Richard Nixon's administration redirected the course of civil rights in the United States and examines a variety of civil rights issues, including school desegregation, fair housing, voting rights, affirmative action, and minority businesses.
CCD 323 OLS
Olson, Lynne. Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970. New York : Scribner, c2001.
Provides portraits and cameos of over sixty women who were influential in the Civil Rights Movement, and argues that the political activity of women has been the driving force in major reform movements throughout history.
CCD 323 SPA
Spangenburg, Ray, 1939-. Civil liberties. New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2006.
Civil liberties and 9/11 -- What are civil liberties? -- Freedom of speech -- Religious freedoms and the right to assembly -- The right to bear arms -- The right to privacy -- An equitable and changing balance. Examines a number of issues associated with the controversial subject of civil liberties, and describes the challenges faced by the government as they attempt to safeguard the lives, property, and privacy of its citizens.
CCD 323 STE
Stewart, Gail, 1949-. Human rights in the Middle East. Detroit : Lucent Books :, c2005.
Introduction -- Systems of injustice -- Women and injustice -- The right of expression -- Children's rights -- Persecution of minorities. Describes the treatment of criminals, prisoners, and ordinary citizens in Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, and others, and provides an annotated further reading list.
CCD 323 TOR
Torr, James D., 1974-. Civil liberties and the war on terrorism. San Diego : Lucent Books ;, c2004.
Introduction : liberty vs. security : a necessary trade-off? -- History of civil liberties during wartime -- Patriotism and the first amendment -- Government surveillance and the right to privacy -- The patriot act and the fourth amendment -- Discrimination against minorities and immigrants -- Treatment of suspected terrorists. Explores the history of civil liberties during wartime, discusses measures that were put into effect in an effort to protect the American public in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and considers whether governmental restrictions or intrusions in the area of civil liberties are justified.
CCD 323.082 OSB
Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-. Women of the civil rights movement. San Francisco : Pomegranate ;, c2006.
Explores the role of women in the civil rights movements, highlighting the accomplishments of selected women, and includes quotations and photographs.
CCD 323.1 CIV
Civil rights movement, 1954-1968 : we shall overcome, someday. Carlise, MA : Discovery Enterprises, 1998.
Presents key aspects of the civil rights movement and discusses how the events of the movement impacted society.
CCD 323.1 KAS
Kasher, Steven. The civil rights movement : a photographic history, 1954-68. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Abbeville Press, 2000, c1996.
A photographic history of the civil rights movement in the United States from 1954 through 1968, with narratives of crucial events in the movement complemented by pictures of the subject. Includes a chronology and suggestions for additional reading.
CCD 323.1 NAT
Native American rights. San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c1998.
Essays and articles review different perspectives on Native American civil rights, discusses restrictions on sovereignty, the use of tribal resources, and evaluates the threats posed to Native American culture.
CCD 323.1 REA
Reavis, Dick J. If white kids die : [memories of a civil rights movement volunteer]. 1st ed. Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2001.
A collection of first-hand accounts in which volunteers recount the experiences they had during the civil rights movement.
CCD 323.1 REP
Reporting civil rights. New York : Library of America :, c2003.
Presents over one hundred newspaper and magazine articles and book excerpts that chronicle the Civil Rights movement from 1941 to 1963, and includes a chronology, journalist biographies, and photographs.
CCD 323.1 REP
Reporting civil rights. New York : Library of America :, c2003.
Presents nearly ninety newspaper and magazine articles and book excerpts that chronicle the Civil Rights movement from 1963 to 1973, and includes a chronology, journalist biographies, and photographs.
CCD 323.1 SCH
Schultz, Debra L. Going South : Jewish women in the civil rights movement. New York : New York University Press, c2001.
Chronicles the experiences of a group of Jewish women who put their lives on the line to fight racism in the South in the 1960s.
CCD 323.1168 HUN
Hunter, Miranda, 1977-. The story of Latino civil rights : fighting for justice. Philadelphia, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2006.
Presents a comprehensive study of the struggle for Latin civil rights in the United States, and discusses discrimination in the workplace, education, and within the community as well as immigration reform.
CCD 323.1196 ING
Ingram, Scott. The 1963 civil rights march. Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2005.
Presents an account of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which took place on August 28, 1963, examines events that inspired the march, and discusses the history of the civil rights movement.
CCD 323.3 SHA
Shapiro, Joseph P. No pity : people with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement. New York : Times Books, c1994.
Discusses the background against which the Americans with Disabilities Act was formed.
CCD 323.4 HAS
Haskins, James, 1941-. The day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot : a photo history of the civil rights movement. New York : Scholastic, c1992.
Photos, historic illustrations and newspaper headlines describe the fight for civil rights, from colonial times to the present.
CCD 323.4 WIL
Williams, Juan. Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965. New York : Penguin, 1988, c1987.
Describes the events between the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling against segregated schools and the approval of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
CCD 331.13 AFF
Affirmative action : a documentary history. Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 2001.
A collection of four hundred documents which trace the history and development of affirmative action, explore how race, gender, and disability apply to affirmative action, and provide arguments for and against affirmative action.
CCD 331.6 HAL
Halpern, Rick. Meatpackers : an oral history of Black packinghouse workers and their struggle for racial and economic equality. New York : Twayne Publishers ;, c1996.
Uses interviews with African-American workers to trace the impact of the packinghouse on race relations, the civil rights movement, and African-American communities throughout the country.
CCD 342.73 BIL
The Bill of Rights. San Diego [Calif.] : Greenhaven Press ;, c2003.
Primary and secondary source articles provide information on the Bill of Rights and the various controversies that have surrounded it through the years.
CCD 342.73 BUR
Burgan, Michael. The Bill of Rights. Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2002.
Text and illustrations present the Bill of Rights and survey its creation, describing the impetus for it and the fight for its ratification, and providing a glossary, lists of important dates and people, and selected further resources.
CCD 342.73 CIV
The Civil Rights Act of 1964. San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, c2004.
A collection of essays which analyzes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and focuses on segregation, the right to vote, the perspective of George Wallace, the support of President Johnson, and new legislation.
CCD 342.73 FOX
Fox, Ken, 1944-. Everything you need to know about your legal rights. Rev. ed. New York : Rosen Pub. Group, c1999.
Briefly discusses the legal rights of individuals, emphasizing real-life situations in which teenagers may find themselves.
CCD 342.73 HUD
Hudson, David (David L.), 1969-. The Bill of Rights : the first ten amendments of the Constitution. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2002.
Traces the history of the writing of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and examines each amendment's provisions and applications in detail.
CCD 342.7308 AAS
Aaseng, Nathan. Plessy v. Ferguson : separate but equal. San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2003.
Freed but equal? -- Background of the Plessy case -- Louisiana's separate car law -- The Supreme Court decides -- Plessy : reaction & impact. Profiles the 1896 Supreme Court trial that tested the constitutionality of laws in the South that enforced racial segregation in train travel, and discusses the impact of the verdict which provided a legal cover for racial discrimination throughout the United States.
CCD 342.7308 CIV
Civil liberties vs. national security in a post-9/11 world. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.
Examines how increased security concerns since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have led to security measures that violate Americans' civil liberties, and addresses the debate over whether these violations are neccessary in order to make America safer.
CCD 342.7308 HOR
Horn, Geoffrey M. The Bill of Rights and other amendments. Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2004.
Describes several major amendments to the Constitution, the amendment process, and the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
CCD 342.7308 WHA
What rights should illegal immigrants have? Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press :, c2006.
Presents a collection of twelve controversial essays that debate issues associated with the rights of illegal immigrants including health care, military service, driving privileges, and in-state college tuition.
CCD 344.73 HUD
Hudson, David (David L.), 1969-. Rights of students. Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2004.
Introduction -- Students and the Bill of Rights: constitutional rights in school -- Point: Zero tolerance policies instill discipline and increase safety in schools -- Counterpoint: Zero tolerance policies are unfair and deprive students of due process -- Point: Safety concerns must trump Fourth Amendment rights in public schools -- Counterpoint: Students must not lose their Fourth Amendment protections and privacy rights -- Point: School uniforms and dress codes are a constitutional way to Improve Education -- Counterpoint: Mandatory uniform and dress code policies are unconstitutional restrictions on individual liberty -- The future of student rights. Contains articles that provide opposing viewpoints on whether measures enacted to ensure safe learning environments in schools are violating the civil rights of students.
CCD 344.73 KOW
Kowalski, Kathiann M., 1955-. The Earls case and the student drug testing debate : debating Supreme Court decisions. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2006.
Both sides of the Supreme Court case over student drug testing are presented, as well as information on how students can conduct their own mock judicial proceeding.
CCD 344.73 PIE
Pierce, Alan, 1966-. Brown v. Board of Education. Edina, Minn. : ABDO & Daughters, c2005.
A momentous decision -- Segregation -- Plessy -- NAACP -- Legal victories -- Topeka -- Assailing segregation -- Justice Warren's decisions -- "All deliberate speed" -- Timeline. Examines the 1954 Supreme Court decision of "Brown vs. Board of Education" that ended segregation in U.S. public schools, discusses events that led to the case being brought before the Court, and looks at how school districts responded to the ruling.
CCD 344.73 RAS
Raskin, Jamin B. We the students : Supreme Court decisions for and about students. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2003.
The Constitution and the courts of the United States -- The heart and soul of the Constitution : freedom of expression -- All the news fit to print at school : freedom of the student press -- Public schools and religion under the Constitution -- The Fourth Amendment : searches of students and their belongings -- Discipline and punishment : due process and the Eighth Amendment -- Equal protection : drawing lines by race, wealth, gender, citizenship, and sexual orientation -- Harassment in the halls : sexual harassment and bullying at school -- The health of the student body : disability, privacy, pregnancy, and sexuality. Presents information about the U.S. Constitution and courts, and features studies of a selection of cases brought before the Supreme Court that explore some of the problems facing young Americans, including freedom of expression, freedom of the student press, the right to privacy, due process, and others.
CCD 344.73 STU
Students' rights. Detroit : Greenhaven Press :, c2005.
Presents a collection of twenty-five essays that address the controversial issues of student's rights, and discusses school policies in regard to free expression of speech and when that expression becomes inappropriate.
CCD 344.73 TAC
Tackach, James. Brown v. Board of Education. San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, c1998.
Provides a historical overview of the case that desegregated public education in the United States.
CCD 345.73 FIR
Fireside, Harvey. The "Mississippi Burning" civil rights murder conspiracy trial : a headline court case. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2002.
Examines the trials of the men accused of murdering three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, including the Supreme Court decision to try to defendants in a federal rather than a state court and the final verdicts which marked the first time, in Mississippi, that a jury convicted white men for killing African Americans or civil rights workers.
CCD 345.73 HOG
Hogrogian, John G. Miranda v. Arizona. San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, c1999.
Discusses the trial Miranda v. Arizona, including the crime, the state appeal, the Supreme Court decision, and its lasting effects.
CCD B LAR
Gutiérrez, José Angel. We won't back down : Severita Lara's rise from student leader to mayor. Houston, Tex. : Pinata Books, c2005.
Recounts the events surrounding the 1969 student walkout at Crystal City, Texas, High School, and explores how the walkout helped launch the political career of Severita Lara.
CCD B MAR
Rowh, Mark. Thurgood Marshall : civil rights attorney and Supreme Court justice. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2002.
Traces the life, accomplishments, and legacy of the civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.
CCD B RAN
Reef, Catherine. A. Philip Randolph : union leader and civil rights crusader. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2001.
Biography of A. Philip Randolph, famous for helping to organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
CCD B RUS
Levine, Daniel, 1934-. Bayard Rustin and the civil rights movement. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2000.
A biography of Bayard Rustin, discussing his role as a leading activist in the civil rights movement from the 1940s through the 1980s, and examining the personal struggles he faced as a gay, African-American man.
CCD B STO
Moore, Leonard N. (Leonard Nathaniel). Carl B. Stokes and the rise of Black political power. Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, c2002.
Chronicles the political career of Carl B. Stokes, the first elected African-American mayor of a major U.S. city, focusing on his role in the civil rights movement.

Fiction:

CCD F DYJ
Dyja, Tom. The moon in our hands. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf ;, 2005.
A fictionalized account of the 1918 torture and murder of an African-American man in a small Tennessee town that explores how the murder impacted racial relations in both the town and the nation.
CCD F GAI
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-. The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. New York : Bantam, 1972, c1971.
A 110-year-old African-American woman reminisces about her life, which has stretched from the days of slavery to the black militancy and civil rights movements of the 1960s.
CCD F GAI
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-. In my father's house. 1st Vintage contemporaries ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
A minister and civil rights leader in a small, rural African-American community is suddenly confronted with events from his past that threaten to destroy the life he has built.
CCD F GRI
Grisham, John. A time to kill. New York : Doubleday, [1993].
In Clanton, Mississippi, the life of a ten-year-old is shattered by two drunken and remorseless men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhumane crime, until her African-American father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands.
CCD F STO
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. La cabaña del tío Tom. Madrid : Gaviota, [2001].
The story of American slavery and Uncle Tom, a Black man who never lost his dignity under the most inhumane circumstances.

Magazine Articles

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Databases:

Leadership COnference on Civil Rights
http://www.civilrights.org
Resource for current news, events, reports and organizations.
Also includes information on hate crimes and affirmative action.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
http://www.usccr.gov
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights studies, analyzes, and reports on civil rights issues in the United States.
Civil Liberties Oral Interviews
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/Holland/MASC/xcivilrights.html
In February of 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a month long series of articles on black history titled "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing in particular on the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As part of that series, Rebecca Nappi conducted a series of interviews with individuals with ties to both the civil rights movement and to Spokane.

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
http://clearinghouse.wustl.edu/
A collection of documents and information about civil rights cases in selected case categories across the United States. Currently, the categories include: Child Welfare, Disability Rights, Education, Election/Voting Rights, Equal Employment, Fair Housing, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Juvenile Institution, Mental Health Facility, Mental Retardation Facility, Nursing Home Conditions, Other Criminal Justice, Police Non-Profiling, Police Profiling, Prison Conditions, Public Defenders, Public Housing, School Desegregation.

Web Sites:

Brown vs. Board of Education http://www.lib.umich.edu/exhibits/brownarchive/
Ku Klux Klan
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm
The Murder of Emmett Till
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/

Rosa Parks
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0bio-1
Martin Luther King Jr.
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
Civil Rights Act of 1964
http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/civilr19.htm

The Freedom Riders
http://www.freedomridersfoundation.org/brief.history.html

Pictures of the Civil Rights Movement by Kodak
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml

Civil Rights 101
http://www.civilrights.org/research_center/civilrights101/index.html

Civil Rights Resource Guide
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/civilrights/index.html

Videos/DVDs:

CCD DVD 323 MAR
Martin Luther King, Jr. : I have a dream. Standard format. Rolling Bay, WA : Nostalgia Company :, c2004.
Presents highlights from four speeches made by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 1963 through 1968, including his "I Have A Dream" address.
CCD DVD 342.7302 HIS
A history of the United States Constitution. Standard format. New York : Ambrose Video, c2005.
Host, Jeff Fahey ; narrator, Alphonse Keasley. Describes the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century seeds and creation of the U.S. Constitution and chronicles its impact on the U.S. over the next more than two hundred years, discussing its amendments, explaining how it protects Americans from abuse of power, and exploring how it has empowered citizens to achieve greatness in the arts, science, and technology.
CCD DVD 364.1 MUR
The murder of Emmett Till. Widescreen format. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004, c2003.
Narrated by Andre Braugher. Examines the death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old African-American boy from Chicago murdered by two white men in August 1955 after he reportedly whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store, and discusses the killing's impact as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
CCD DVD 973 10
10 days that unexpectedly changed America. Widescreen format. New York : History Channel :, c2006.
Narrated by Hector Elizondo (2), Zachary Drake (3), Jeffrey White (4), Martin Sheen (5), Terry Kinney (6), John Scherlis (7), Campbell Scott (8), Joe Morton (10). Features ten documentaries on major events in American history including the Pequot War, Shay's Rebellion, the California gold rush, the Battle of Antietam, the assassination of William McKinley, the Scopes trial, and the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.
CCD DVD F AMI
Amistad. Widescreen format. Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 1999, c1997.
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard. A fictionalized retelling of the 1839 Supreme Court case involving fifty-three slaves who were captured in Connecticut after taking over the Spanish slave ship "Amistad.".
CCD DVD F COL
The color purple. Widescreen format; two-disc special ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2003, c1985.
Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, Willard Pugh, Whoopi Goldberg. The story of Celie, a poor black woman from the South whose friendship with two women helps her to overcome the brutality she has experienced at the hands of her father and husband.
CCD DVD F CRA
Crash. Widescreen format. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2005, c2004.
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate. For two days in Los Angeles, a racially and economically diverse group of people pursue lives that collide with one another in unexpected ways.
CCD DVD F MAL
Malcolm X. Widescreen format. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000, c1992.
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, James McDaniel, Debi Mazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Veronica Webb, Karen Duffy, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Plummer, Karen Allen, Nelson Mandela, Ossie Davis, Peter Boyle. The life and times of Malcolm X, who, through his conversion to Islam, overcame his deprived and criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
CCD DVD F MIS
Mississippi burning. Widescreen format. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001, c1988.
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja Djola, Kevin Dunn. After three civil rights workers are killed in a small Mississippi town in 1964, two FBI agents come to town to work on the case and run into trouble with the local authorities who are members of the Ku Klux Klan.

CCD VHS 305.8 RAC
Race, hatred, and violence : searching for solutions. Mount Kisco, NY : Human Relations Media, c1991.
Host, Bill McCreary. Examines racism in United States and takes the form of race hate, religious intolerance, persecution, and violence.

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