The years 1994 to 2010 are covered. Included: a 2007 civil-rights march by Hispanics; the 2008 Supreme Court decision in Boumediene v. Bush; Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election; and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2010.
The years 1965 to 1993 are covered. Included: Cesar Chavez's work on behalf of Hispanic civil rights; the appointment of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court in 1967; the founding of the Native American Rights Fund in 1970 by John Echohawk; the adoption of the 26th Amendment, which gave 18-year-olds the right to vote; and the appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
Recalling the years 1927 through 1961. Included: the 1943 Magnuson Act, which repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education; and Rosa Parks' refusal in 1955 to give up her seat to a white person on a Montgomery, Ala., bus.
Recalling the solidification of rights for women, American Indians and Chinese-Americans in the early 20th century. Also: the Supreme Court's 1925 ruling that the 14th amendment applied to the states in addition to the federal government.
An eight-part history of civil rights in America begins in 1774, when Thomas Jefferson writes "A Summary View of the Rights of British America." Also: the Declaration of Indepenence; the Bill of Rights.