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Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

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Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

Shielding the eyes of the powerless About 100 statues throughout the city were blindfolded as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in massive weekend protests across the country. Statues of former leaders, writers and even international figures have had red blindfolds placed around their faces. It is the work of a Brazilian […]

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Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race

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Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race VOANews: Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race America is in the middle of a major demographic shift. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minority groups combined will be the majority by 2044. As the population changes, politics must change with it. VOA’s Steve Baragona takes a look at how […]

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Candidates’ Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Driving Push for US Citizenship

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VOANews: Candidates’ Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Driving Push for US Citizenship A contentious U.S. presidential campaign, including anti-immigrant rhetoric from candidates like Donald Trump, is driving many immigrants who are permanent residents to become American citizens in order to be able to vote in the election. Ahead of Tuesday’s Florida primary, VOA correspondent Aru Pande traveled to […]

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Civil Rights |Glossary and Terms

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These are important words and ideas to understand to learn about Civil Rights. Affirmative Action – A group of policies that help to benefit groups that have been discriminated against based on race or gender. Americans with Disabilities Act – This law was passed in 1990 giving the disabled the same protections against discrimination as […]

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

 Taken from: ducksters.com Civil Rights for Kids The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of the United States. It outlawed discrimination, ended racial segregation, and protected the voting rights of minorities and women. President Lyndon Johnson signing the law Background The Declaration of Independence […]

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Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

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Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

Taken from: Duckers.com Civil Rights for Kids: Jim Crow Laws  What were the Jim Crow laws? Jim Crow laws were laws in the South based on race. They enforced segregation between white people and black people in public places such as schools, transportation, restrooms, and restaurants. They also made it difficult for black people to vote.When […]

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White Socks Only | a storybook on race

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Taken from: storyonline.net White Socks Only Written by: Evelyn Coleman Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Published by: Albert Whitman & Company When Grandma was a little girl in Mississippi, she sneaked into the town one hot summer day. But when she saw the “Whites Only” sign on the water fountain, she […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his “I Have a Dream” speech Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for […]

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Pope Francis in Kenya 2015

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Pope Francis went to Africa in November, 2015.  His first stop was in Kenya.  His plane landed in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. There were many people waiting to see the Pope including priests, Maasai people, and dignitaries like the President of Kenya. “Pope Francis has called for ethnic and religious reconciliation after arriving in the […]