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Food Deserts in Chicago By United States Commission on Civil Rights
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The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights submits this report, “Food Deserts in Chicago,” as part of its responsibility to examine and report on civil rights... More > issues in Illinois under the jurisdiction of the Commission. The Committee has been monitoring the issue of health disparities in Chicago for several years and this report is the culmination of research, a briefing, numerous working group sessions, and, finally, a fact finding meeting on the issue in August 2010. The report was approved by a vote of 18 to 1. At the start of this project, it did not take long to realize that many Chicago neighborhoods are considered food deserts because of the difficulty residents of these areas have in accessing fresh, nutritious foods, in particular fruits and vegetables. Of note to this Committee is the fact that these food desert neighborhoods are almost exclusively in African American neighborhoods.< Less
Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response By U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
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This report focuses on the government‘s efforts to enforce federal civil rights laws with respect to peer-to-peer violence based on race, national origin, sex, disability, religion, and sexual... More > orientation or gender identity. The Commission examined the nature and incidence of peer-to-peer violence in public K-12 schools and studied the types of peer-to-peer violence faced by students, as well as the effects of such violence. The Commission further reviewed the policies and procedures employed by the United States Departments of Education and Justice in enforcing prohibitions against peer-to-peer violence. The Commission, by majority vote, concluded that bullying and harassment, including bullying and harassment based on sex, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or religion, are harmful to American youth, and developed findings and recommendations to address the problem, including the following recommendations:< Less
Sexual Assault in the Military By U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights chose to focus on sexual assault in the U.S. military for its annual 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report. This report examines how the Department of Defense and its... More > Armed Services—the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force (the Services)—respond to Service members who report having been sexually assaulted (“victims”) and how it investigates and disciplines Service members accused of perpetrating sexual assault (“perpetrators”). This report also reviews how the military educates Service members and trains military criminal investigators and military lawyers about sexual assault offenses. The topic is both relevant and timely, as Congress is currently considering ways to address this issue. The Commission has authority to examine questions related to sexual assault in the military because the issues involve both sex discrimination and the denial of equal protection in the administration of justice.< Less
Icons of the Civil Rights Movement By Pamela Purdy
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Icons of the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Activists By Lee James Walewander
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The biographies of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Hussein Obama.These two civil right activists spent most of their lives fighting for equal rights for the black people.
The Struggle for Civil Rights - Student Handbook By Jim Highland, Harold McDougall
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The Struggle for Civil Rights is a college-level, academic game in which students role-play characters set in moments of crisis during the American Civil Rights Movement. They work toward achieving... More > victory objectives by giving paper-presentations, holding discussions and debates, and voting on various objectives. There are two main modules: Dorchester 1963 is based on decisions after the Albany protests and before Birmingham. Memphis 1966 is based on decisions after the shooting of James Meredith and before the March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson. Most Students are organized into one of three factions: NAACP, SCLC and SNCC. Primary and secondary readings prepare students for playing their roles. Both main modules are preceded by the Highlander Folk School modules which helps students focus on their roles by engaging in activities inspired by the Folk School which helped leaders such as Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Contact SG Publishing, orders@sgpublishingteam.com, for additional materials.< Less
Life In the Teamsters: The Civil Rights Movement By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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One of the first crucial decisions facing these workers who were coming together to form the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1903 was regarding this issue. Would the union fall in line with... More > the prevailing segregation in American society and become a whites-only union? Or would it fight segregation by organizing all workers and demanding economic justice for all workers? It was as clear in 1903 as it is now: There is no color line in the Teamsters Union.< Less
Civil Rights in the U.S. By George Frangoulis
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CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE U.S. -- History of an American Movement: This is a fascinating photo album of the American Civil Rights Movement, which marks its 50th anniversary in 2014. This volume takes you... More > from the time of the horrendous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, resulting in the deaths of four little girls, to the "I have a dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The pictures in this book -- some violent, others heart-warming -- culminate with President Lyndon B. Johnson victoriously signing his historic Voting Rights Act.< Less
Autobiography of an Unsung Civil Rights Pioneer By Dr. Franklyn Beckles
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An inspiring true story about a true African American Pioneer and a modern Civil Rights Hero!
All Are Equal - From Slavery to Civil Rights By Douglas Alford
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The USA is known as the land of the free but at first, there was slavery here. This is the true story of the struggle for all people to have Civil Rights in America. Read about slaves becoming free... More > only to have State Laws treat people of color as second class citizens. This is the story of overcoming prejudice with courage and determination. Ultimately, it is the peaceful non-violent approach that is successful for all to be equal.< Less