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  1. Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship, and Society in Latin America
  2. Labor Rights Are Civil Rights: Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) by Zaragosa Vargas, 2007-10-08
  3. Empowering Women: Land And Property Rights In Latin America (Pitt Latin American Studies) by Carmen Diana Deere, 2001-08-30
  4. La Indianidad: The Indigenous World Before Latin Americans by Hernan Horna, 2001-08
  5. Health: a human right, a civil right.(Latin America): An article from: Women's Health Journal
  6. Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story (Latin American Silhouettes) by Dianne Walta Hart, 1997-06-28
  7. Bilingual-Bicultural Education: A Privilege or a Right? (Bilingual-bicultural education in the United States) by United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1978-06
  8. Doing the Rights Thing: Rights-Based Development and Latin American NGOs (Viewpoint) by Maxine Molyneux, Sian Lazar, 2003-10
  9. Left in Transformation: Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Networks, 1967-1984 (Latin American Studies: Social Sciences & Law) by Vania Markarian, 2005-05-31
  10. Grassroots Expectations of Democracy and Economy: Argentina in Comparative Perspective (Pitt Latin American Studies) by Nancy R. Powers, 2001-04-05
  11. The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Chile and Argentina (Latin American Studies (Routledge (Firm)).) by Merike H. Blofield, 2006-02-03
  12. Crossings: Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies) by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, 1998-04
  13. In Every Person Who Hopes ... the Lord Is Born Every Day: A Book of Latin American Faces and Places by James E. Goff, Margaret Goff, 1980-06
  14. Equality of Opportunity for Latin-Americans in Texas (The Mexican American) by Everett Ross, Jr. Clinchy, 1974-06

1. NCRR - Nikkei For Civil Rights And Redress
NCRR active participation in the broad areas of civil rights as well as continuedcommitment to redress for Japanese americans and Japanese latin americans.

Who We Are Past Events Open Forum ... Links
NCRR was founded in 1980 by Nikkei (Japanese Americans) from across the country. They held the firm belief that our community had to come together to fight for proper redress for what our government did to Nikkei during World War II.
The members were united around five founding principles:
1. To call for $25,000 monetary compensation for each individual who suffered deprivation of liberty during the War;
2. To push for a community trust fund to repair at least some of the damage to our communities brought on by the exclusion and internment;
3. To work toward overturning the wartime court cases of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Min Yasui;
4. To educate the general public about this tragedy so as to prevent such events from happening again;
5. To support similar campaigns against injustice.
NCRR has steadfastly followed these guiding principles since 1980. We worked with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR), and the Nikkei members of Congress to win passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (CLA).
But foremost has been our drive to empower the grassroots community, to help give voice to Japanese Americans who felt that they had nothing to say or that what they did have to say was not important.

2. Welcome To MMTCOnline ! - Civil Rights Organizations
action to protect and extend americans’ basic civil The Lawyers Committee forcivil rights Under Law, based in League of United latin American Citizens.

3. Civil Rights Webpage
Students apply knowledge of the Constitution and civil rights Movement to current issues and controversies as they determine the status of civl rights and liberties today. Affirmative Action. Asian americans. latin americans. African americans. Native americans latin American civil rights. http// stories/051599
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Tefft Middle School Purpose: You will be able to apply your knowledge of the constitution and Civil Rights Movement to current issues and controversies as you determine the status of civl rights and liberties today!
Technology Expression How has the Civil Rights Movement impacted the status of civil rights today for both the individual and society at large? How have advances in technology both augmented and/or diminished our civil rights today, and where are we headed? How do you maintain indvidual rights and freedoms without compromising society as a whole? Background Information Links
  • A series of news articles, and photographs chronicling the civil rights movement in the United States.
  • American Policy Center: View information and articles on issues surrounding American civil rights.
  • Center for Democracy: Provides information about civil rights, current legislation, and news on civil rights in the United States.

4. KWSnet Civil Rights, Human Rights Index
A directory of civil rights, human rights, civil liberties resources. americans in the media and wherever else it is practiced. American civil Liberites Union (ACLU) Advocate of individual rights human rights organizations in latin America and the
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5. Mercury News 12/22/2003 Civil Rights Leader Seeks Broader Focus
latinAmerican countries, despite tensions between those immigrant groups and African-americans. National Board Chairman Julian Bond, a venerable civil rights civil rights groups

6. US Dept Of State - Publications
addressing issues in Europe, the Middle East and latin America. nationalism and theprogress of the civil rights movement, Native americans became more
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CHAPTER 12: Decades of Change
An Outline of American History
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners
will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

    By 1960 government had become an increasingly powerful force in people's lives. During the 1930s, The White House had initiated legislation and worked closely with Congress to ease the trauma of the Great Depression. New executive agencies were created to deal with many aspects of American life. The number of civilians employed by the federal government rose from 1 million to 3.8 million during World War II, then stabilized at 2.5 million throughout the 1950s. Federal expenditures, which had stood at $3.1 thousand-million in 1929, increased to $75 thousand-million in 1953 and passed $150 thousand-million in the 1960s. Most Americans accepted government's expanded role, even as they disagreed about how far that expansion should continue. Democrats wanted the government to use its power to ensure growth and stability. They wanted to extend federal benefits for education, health and welfare. Republicans, while accepting government's basic and necessary responsibility, hoped to cap spending and restore a larger measure of individual initiative. KENNEDY AND THE NEW FRONTIER John F. Kennedy, Democratic victor in the election of 1960, was at 43 the youngest man ever to win the presidency. On television, in a series of debates with opponent Richard Nixon, he appeared able, articulate and energetic. In the campaign, he spoke of moving aggressively into the new decade, for "the New Frontier is here whether we seek it or not." In his first inaugural address he concluded with an eloquent plea: "Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country." Throughout his brief presidency, Kennedy's special combination of grace, wit and style sustained his popularity and influenced generations of politicians to come.

more federal agencies and several latin American consulates. discrimination; TitleI of the americans with Disabilities and sections of the civil rights Act of
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'Justice and Equality in the Workplace' Program Enters Phase II WASHINGTON - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced the expansion of the Justice and Equality in the Workplace program, a highly successful public-private sector partnership to protect the employment rights of Latino immigrants. The initiative, created in July 2001 by the EEOC's Houston District Office, now enters Phase II with the participation of two more federal agencies and several Latin American consulates. The primary focus of the program is to educate and inform both immigrant employees and employers of their rights and obligations in the workplace. The newest members of the partnership are the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Consulates of Guatemala, El Salvador and Columbia (which represent nearly one million Latinos in the Houston area). Existing partners include the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Mexican Consulate, Houston Mayor Lee Brown's office, the Houston Catholic Diocese, and DOL's Wage and Hour Division.

8. Brown V. Board Of Education
that time, African americans, Chicano/latin americans, Asian americans, Native americansand women The civil rights Movement of the 1960s galvanized
Civil Rights History Brown v.
Board of Education
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement and Fall of Jim Crow The Origin of Jim Crow Jim Crow laws were named for an ante-bellum minstrel show character. The minstrel show is one of the first indigenous forms of American entertainment. The tradition began in February 1843 when a group of four white men from Virginia applied black cork to their faces and performed a successful song-and-dance act in a small hall in New York City. One of the earliest and most successful individual performers was Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice, who was a white actor inspired by an elderly (Black) in Louisville, Kentucky. Jim Crow Laws Plessy v. Ferguson . The Court held that separate accommodations did not deprive Blacks of equal rights if the accommodations were equal. In 1899, the Court went even further in Cumming v. Board of Education: Laws establishing separate schools for Whites were valid even if they provided no comparable schools for Blacks.

The plaintiffs estimated that more than 2,000 Japanese latin americans were interned out, said Acting Assistant Attorney General for civil rights Bill Lann Lee
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WASHINGTON, D.C. Nearly 600 Japanese Latin Americans who were interned during World War II will each be able to receive $5,000 and an apology under an agreement reached today with the Justice Department. Today's agreement resolves a 1996 civil suit filed by five Japanese Latin Americans who were deported from their homes in Latin America during World War II and held in internment camps in the United States. The five, who had been denied redress under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, claimed that they deserved to be compensated along with Japanese American internees during the war. "This was a tragic chapter in the history of our nation," said Attorney General Janet Reno. "It's time to right this wrong and close the book."

10. U.S. Support For 'state Terror' In Latin America Mutes Us Now
bear ultimate responsibility for humanrights crimes committed but against hundredsof thousands of other latin americans. at the height of the civil war in El
U.S. support for 'state terror' in Latin America mutes us now Date published: CARLOS MAURICIO and Martin Almada can only marvel at the self-righteousness with which the United States has insisted on punishment for former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The two former political prisonersboth survivors of brutal torture at the hands of U.S.-backed thugsknow all too well of the United States' duplicity when it comes to bringing monsters like Milosevic to justice. While the United States has put on a good show in the Milosevic affair, it has helped stall the efforts of Mauricio and Almada to hold accountable the people they believe bear ultimate responsibility for human-rights crimes committed not only against them, but against hundreds of thousands of other Latin Americans. Mauricio and Almada sat on a bench in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House recently and recounted their stories of cruelty, terrorand U.S. complicity. In 1983, at the height of the civil war in El Salvadoras U.S. military aid and advisers were flowing into the tiny Central American country in proportion with the innocent blood being shed by government forces and their death squadsMauricio, then a biochemistry teacher at the El Salvador University, was yanked out of his classroom by men in civilian clothes. The goons handcuffed, blindfolded, and beat him in front of his students, then took him to a clandestine torture center at the National Police Headquarters, where he was interrogated and tortured for a week and a half. The security forces overseeing his interrogation accused him of being a guerrilla commandera charge Mauricio steadfastly denied.

11. Losing Faith In Democracy: A Warning From Latin America
where there are not many examples of places where civil rights, democratic practices Itwould be tragic not only for latin americans but also for the United

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Losing Faith In Democracy: A Warning From Latin America
Monday, April 26, 2004
By Barbara Crossette U.N. Wire Human Development Report 2002 The new report, Secretary General Kofi Annan called the decline of support for democracies in the region "very sad" in a message delivered by video at a news conference launching the report in Lima last week. Democracy in Latin America Arab Human Development Report was a pioneering accomplishment in this process, involving leading Arab thinkers in framing a very incisive picture of deficits to development in the Arab world. Arab Human Development Reports (two have now been published) Americans could learn a lot not only about Iraq but also its neighborhood, where there are not many examples of places where civil rights, democratic practices, cosmopolitan education systems or the public role of women flourish. Millennium Development Goals There are lessons in the faltering of support for democracy in Latin America even for the United States, now enmeshed in a singularly partisan political atmosphere as a national election approaches and anger over the bitter experience of Florida in 2000 still preoccupies and clouds the minds of many voters.

12. Civil Rights Commission - Encyclopedia Article About Civil Rights Commission. Fr
slaves to the Caribbean, or to latin America, but who associated with the killingof African americans in the in the period before the civil rights reforms of Rights Commission
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Civil Rights Commission
Word: Word Starts with Ends with Definition The first President's Committee on Civil Rights was established by U.S. President Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman
33rd President
Term of Office: April 12, 1945 -
January 20, 1953
Predecessor: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Successor: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Date of Birth Thursday, May 8, 1884
Place of Birth: Lamar, Missouri
Date of Death: Tuesday, December 26, 1972
Place of Death: Kansas City, Missouri
First Lady: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Profession: farmer Political Party: Democrat Vice President: Alben W. Barkley (1949-1953) SSN: Click the link for more information. to investigate race This article is about race as a concept of intraspecies classification. For the many types of competitive sport, see racing. The term race is used in a wide variety of contexts, with related but often distinct meanings. Its use is often controversial, largely because of the political and sociological implications of different definitions, but also because of disagreements over such issues as whether humans can be meaningfully divided into multiple races. The data indicate that there is one human species with variations comprising only aproximatly 1.5% percent of the DNA. The difference between any two groups is on average only 1/10th of a percent. (SciAm Feb 2004 Does race exist?

13. Civil Rights Act - Encyclopedia Article About Civil Rights Act. Free Access, No
The United States civil rights Act of 1875 Centuries Most African americans are descendantsof persons brought to to the Caribbean, or to latin America, but who Rights Act
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Civil Rights Act
Word: Word Starts with Ends with Definition For other civil rights acts, see Civil Rights Act (disambiguation) Several United States laws have been called the Civil Rights Act
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866 aimed to buttress Civil Rights Laws to protect freedmen and to grant full citizenship to those born on US soil except Indians. While President Andrew Johnson vetoed the bill, the veto was overridden by Congress.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875 granted Blacks the same legal status as Whites.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957 established a Civil Rights Commission (CRC) to protect individuals rights to equal protection and permitted courts to grant injunctions in support of the CRC.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark law protecting black men from job and other forms of discrimination.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was a Nobel Laureate Baptist minister and African American civil rights activist. He is regarded as one of the greatest leaders and heroes in America's history, and in the modern history of nonviolence.
King was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in 1948 and from Crozer Theological Seminary with a B.D. in 1951. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1955.

14. Research Center
1928 The League of United latin American Citizens (LULAC many different interpretationsby African americans and whitesdivides the civil rights movement
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Research Center Civil Rights: A Chronology A year before the Mayflower, the first 20 African slaves are sold to settlers in Virginia as "indentured servants." In 1624 the first African American child, William Tucker is born in the colony. Abolitionist Thomas Paine's African Slavery in America published in the Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser. Constitution adopted; slaves counted as three-fifths of a person for means of representation. Nat Turner leads slave revolt in Virginia. Some 18,000 Cherokees forcibly removed from their land and forced to resettle west of the Mississippi in a trek that becomes known as the "Trail of Tears."

15. The Martin Luther King You Don't See On TV
He maintained that civil rights laws were empty without human Noting that a majorityof americans below the Vietnam to South Africa to latin America, King said
Media Beat , January 4, 1995
The Martin Luther King You Don't See On TV
By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about this annual review of King's life is that several years his last years are totally missing, as if flushed down a memory hole. What TV viewers see is a closed loop of familiar file footage: King battling desegregation in Birmingham (1963); reciting his dream of racial harmony at the rally in Washington (1963); marching for voting rights in Selma, Alabama (1965); and finally, lying dead on the motel balcony in Memphis (1968). An alert viewer might notice that the chronology jumps from 1965 to 1968. Yet King didn't take a sabbatical near the end of his life. In fact, he was speaking and organizing as diligently as ever. Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they're not shown today on TV. Why?

16. International Association Of Official Human Rights
League of United latin American Citizens; Organizations of Chinese americans; MexicanAmerican Legal Defense Conference on civil rights; National Organizations

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17. African American History, Black History And The Civil Rights Movement
American Collection; National civil rights Museum Voices of the civil Right Era (RAaudio Spain, Cuba and Puerto Rico, 18331874 (Pitt latin American Series) by
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Africana : The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
The monumental one-volume encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, co-edited by Harvard scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kwame Anthony Appiah, and supervised by a superlative board including, for example, Nobel Prize winning author Wole Solyinka. SOCIETY AND CULTURE

18. Dennis Hayashi: U.S. History Of Civil Rights Of Asian Americans
U.S. History of civil rights of Asian americans. Mr. Dennis Hayashi. Office for civil rights. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) About Mr. Dennis Hayashi. Mr. Jim and others who came
U.S. History of Civil Rights of Asian Americans
Mr. Dennis Hayashi
Office for Civil Rights
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) About Mr. Dennis Hayashi
Mr. Dennis Hayashi is the highest ranking Asian American in the Clinton Administration. President Clinton made a personal announcement of Mr. Hayashi's selection on May 5,1993 and he was appointed Director of the Office for Civil Rights by HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala on June 27, 1993. Mr. Hayashi is a distinguished attorney whose career has been devoted to fighting for civil rights and equality. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Hayashi was an attorney for the Asian Law Caucus Inc. litigating major impact precedent-setting cases and advocating the passage and enforcement of various civil rights laws. In a landmark case Korematsu vs. the United States, Mr. Hayashi helped to overturn the conviction used to send 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps during the WWII. Prior to accepting the position in the Clinton Administration position, Mr. Hayashi was the National Director of the Japanese American Citizens League. He has published numerous articles in newspapers and legal journals. He attended Occidental college and Hastings College of Law. His grandparents were immigrants and were victims of internment in WW II. Mr. Hayashi currently resides in Washington D.C. Keynote speech delivered on May 23, 1994 at the CDC/ATSDR in Atlanta, Georgia.

19. - A Brief History Of Civil Rights In The United States Of America
A Brief History of civil rights in the United States of America. The first permanent English colony in North America was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, in May of 1607. would sacrifice civil rights programs and civil rights bills on protect the civil rights of Africanamericans throughout the South
A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States of America The first permanent English colony in North America was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, in May of 1607. Twelve years later, in 1619, a Dutch ship sailed into the harbor at Jamestown and sold twenty African slaves to the Virginia colonists. Thus did "slavery" and "involuntary servitude," as they are referred to in the United States Constitution, come to the American South. Negro slaves, brought in chains from their original homelands in central and southern Africa, proved useful and profitable in what was to become the southern United States. The flat farmlands, served by meandering tidewater rivers, were ideal for creating large plantations for growing cotton and other agricultural products. The African slaves provided a cheap and reliable source of agricultural and household labor for the emerging southern economy. North of Virginia, where there were more hills and a harsher climate, the use of human slaves was not as successful. This part of the American colonies, the North, harnessed the labor of yeoman farmers and men and women working for wages. This created one of the great sectional differences of United States history - a group of southern states which relied heavily on slave labor and a group of northern states emphasizing the work and industry of free citizens.

20. Latin American Alliance Joins Bush Amendment Protests | Headlines | News | Gay.c
that latinos do not support civil rights for gays and have been supportive of gayrights for decades Agenda, the League of United latin American Citizens, the
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Friday 14 May, 2004 11:01 More from this date Today's headlines
A coalition of Latino civil rights leaders and organisations have declared their opposition to the proposed US constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, coalition organisers condemned the amendment and emphasised the longstanding support for gay civil rights in America's Latino communities.
The event began with a video clip of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez addressing a crowd of several hundred thousand at the 1987 march for gay rights in Washington, DC.
"Our leaders and people have been supportive of gay rights for decades," he said.
Representing over 23 million Latinos living in the United States, the diverse alliance includes a host of the nation's largest and most prominent Latino organisations: the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Labour Council for Latin American Advancement and the National Council of La Raza.

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