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Civil Rights [electronic resource]: Demanding Equality

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Examines the guarantees of political and social equality in the U.S. Constitution and the roles that individuals and government have played in expanding these guarantees to African Americans, women, and the disabled. Case studies include the landmark case of Brown vs. the Board of Education, the fight for equal opportunities for women athletes in Michigan, and the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Online
2003
85.

Interview With Drewary Brown October 25, 1987.

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Disc 241. Drewary Brown talks about social and economic life in Charlottesville during the civil rights era and in 1987. Mr. Brown walks down the Mall in Charlottesville. At 12:37, interview with Florence Bryant in front of Jefferson School in Charlottesville. Ms. Bryant discusses the work of the NAACP on behalf of teachers. She mentions J. Rupert Picott, Aline Black, and Melvin Austin as instrumental in helping African American teachers get equal pay in Virginia in 1940. See also reports her involvement in desegregating schools in Charlottesville. She regards Charlottesville as a leader in desegregation.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
86.

Interview With Florence Coleman Bryant October 25, 1987.

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Disc 241. Drewary Brown talks about social and economic life in Charlottesville during the civil rights era and in 1987. Mr. Brown walks down the Mall in Charlottesville. At 12:37, interview with Florence Bryant starts in front of Jefferson School in Charlottesville. Ms. Bryant discusses the work of the NAACP on behalf of teachers. She mentions J. Rupert Picott, Aline Black, and Melvin Austin as instrumental in helping African American teachers get equal pay in Virginia in 1940. She also reports her involvement in desegregating schools in Charlottesville. She regards Charlottesville as a leader in desegregation. Disc 242. Ms. Bryant advocates the teaching of African American history. She tells about her own life. At 7:49 interview with Mr. Eugene Williams begins. Mr. Williams discuss [...]
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
87.

Interview With Eugene Williams October 25, 1987.

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Disc 242. Florence Bryant advocates the teaching of African American history. She tells about her own life. At 7:49 interview with Mr. Williams begins. Mr. Williams discusses the historical importance of the Charlottesville street on which he stands during the interview. He offers his views on public housing and his promotion of scattered housing for low income families.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
88.

Howard University Locations January 15, 1985.

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Disc 010. Footage of Howard University.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
89.

Washington DC Locations January 16, 1985.

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Disc 011. Locations shots of Charles Houston-related places in Washington DC, his law offices, his grave, the Capitol, the Supreme Court.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
90.

Old Dominion Bar Association Reception May 25, 1985.

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Disc 045. Footage of cocktail conversations during reception for Old Dominion Bar Association convention. Participants unknown. Footage of driving through Chicago to the Supreme Life Building, footage inside the building.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
91.

Columbia University Locations July 10, 1985.

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Disc 059. Footage of Columbia University in New York, New York.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
92.

Bust of Charles H. Houston December 11, 1985.

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Disc 094. Footage of the bust of Charles Houston at Howard University.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
93.

Interview With Allan Parker May 12, 1987.

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Disc 147. No footage of Fred Gray. Footage of Tuskegee, Alabama. At 10:55, William Elwood interviews Allan Parker in his yard. Parker was a banker in Tuskegee who fought for desegregation and voter registration. Parker describes his involvement with the Tuskegee Civic Association. He wanted to preserve the public school system for all races and didn't support private white schools. Parker also discusses the role of lawyers in the civil rights movement.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
94.

Howard University Locations July 14, 1987.

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Disc 165. Footage of different places at Howard University.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
95.

Washington DC Locations July 15, 1987.

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Disc 181. Footage of monuments in Washington DC.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
96.

Interview With Louis T. Rader October 25, 1987.

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Disc 239. Historian William H. Harbaugh describes the irony of John W. Davis defending the separate but equal doctrine in Brown v. the Board of Education and explains why Davis took the case as its appellate lawyer. Harbaugh also comments on Thurgood Marshall's opinion of Davis. At 9:20 interview with engineer and business professor Louis T. Rader begins. Mr. Rader talks about his life and career, as well as his support of public education in the promotion of a successful business climate. During Massive Resistance, he protested closing Virginia public schools using the argument that businesses don't want to operate in a community with poor schooling. Disc 240. Mr. Rader recalls his support of public schooling in Virginia during Massive Resistance in order to sustain economic develop [...]
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
97.

Interview With George R. Ferguson October 25, 1985.

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Disc 240. Mr. Rader recalls his support of public schooling in Virginia during Massive Resistance in order to sustain economic development within the commonwealth. At 5:30, interview with George R. Ferguson begins. Mr. Ferguson recounts the lawsuit brought by the Charlottesville NAACP to desegregate schools immediately following the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. Court proceedings continued into 1958, when the judge assigned several black children to attend otherwise white schools in Charlottesville. The commonwealth then closed schools in Charlottesville under the policy of Massive Resistance. Mr. Ferguson describes how the Boatwright committee of the Virginia General Assembly harassed Charlottesville NAACP members.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
99.

Interview With H. Brandt "Brandy" Ayers May 10, 1987.

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Disc 132. Journalist Brandy Ayers describes the Willie Brewster murder and subsequent trial that featured the shooting of indicted killer Damon Strange by Jimmy Glenn Knight in the courthouse during the grand jury hearing. He also discusses how the jury commission worked in Alabama. Disc 133. Mr. Ayers calls for a new style of politics wherein all factions come together for total mobilization. He believes that the American dream is not real for African Americans.
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)
100.

Interview With Jack Bass September 19, 1987.

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Disc 194. Professor Jack Bass talks about Judge J. Waites Waring and his daring decisions. Mr. Bass also recalls the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals applying a broad interpretation of Brown v. Board of Education to its decisions during the civil rights era. For example, in the Montgomery bus boycott case, the Fifth Circuit Court declared that Brown had overturned Plessy v. Ferguson. Mr. Bass offers remarks concerning Judge Richard Taylor Rives, Judge John R. Brown's dissent in Gomillion v. Lightfoot, and socioeconomic changes in the South. Disc 195. Mr. Bass describes the African American diaspora to the North. Mr. Bass talks about Judge Frank M. Johnson and his judicial decisions reshaping the structure of society in Alabama. Mr. Bass comments on the problems faced by judges, as well [...]
DVD
2006
Ivy (By Request)