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    116th Congress: H.R. 1 and Democratic Reforms

    In preparation for the beginning of the 116th Congress, Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Rep. Terri Sewell…

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    Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

    During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi…

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    Poll Taxes

    Poll taxes, along with literacy tests and grandfather clauses, were structural barriers to voting…

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    Grandfather Clauses in the Jim Crow South

    Grandfather Clauses were a structural barrier to voting imposed by several states during the Jim Crow…

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    Literacy Tests

    Literacy tests were a barrier to voting in common usage in Southern states, as well as other parts of…

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    Political Efficacy

    Political efficacy is defined as the sense of an individual citizen that he or she is capable of…

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    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) stated, "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or…

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    The Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed the possible future of the Equal Rights Amendment and its possible…

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    Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in…

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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Equal Rights Amendment

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the Equal Rights Amendment and the need for the…

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    1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

    In February of 1968, 1100 African-American Memphis sanitation workers went on strike. Historian Ryan…

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    History of Cotton in Memphis

    During the mid-19th century, cotton was king. Historian Wayne Dowdy explained how vital this crop was…

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    The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment, providing that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not…

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    The Mississippi Plan and Voting Rights

    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Emory University Professor Carol Anderson discuss voter…

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    Civil Rights Movement: Sit-Ins

    By the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement was growing in the U.S. Leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr.…

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    Different Ways for Governments to Address Religion

    In two clips, Eric Treene, Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination at the Justice Department, spoke…

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    Baseball in America, Origins and Early Days

    Baseball has been a part of American culture for generations, from local community teams to professional…

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    Data Protection and Privacy Policies

    University of Pennsylvania Communications Professor Joseph Turow on data protection and privacy policies.

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    Politics and the National Football League

    New York Times Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich and National Football League Players Association…

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    Jury Trials in Criminal Cases

    The sixth amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury in all criminal prosecutions. This lesson…

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