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Documenting Brown 1 : the Fourteenth Amendment

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Title:Documenting Brown 1 : the Fourteenth Amendment

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Reconstruction-era legislation granted African Americans full citizenship and voting rights. The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted equal protection under the law. Soon after it was ratified, and for decades to follow, this equal protection clause would be used to argue that segregation was unconstitutional.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Collection funded by: Opensource.

Grade range: 6-12.

Part of the series "Brown Reactions" : 1. Documenting Brown -- 2. Plessy v. Ferguson -- 3. Gong Lum v. Rice -- 4. Mendez v. Westminster -- 5. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 -- 6. Brown v. Board of Education, 1955 -- 7. Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 8. Collected Excerpts.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Documents | Legal files | MovingImage
Subjects:African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements | Segregation | Minorities--Education | Social justice | Race Relations | Equality | Legislation | Bills, Legislative | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | United States. Supreme Court | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.amend/