• SHARE: Educational Strategy Team Legislative Committee Report
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    SHARE: Educational Strategy Team Legislative Committee Report

    Hello, my name is Kim Bianco Majeri and I work with the NAD as the State Legislative Affairs Coordinator. I work with each state by discussing issues in their local area and by strategizing how to introduce and/or oppose bills. I also serve on the NAD Educational Strategy Team focusing on legislative bills related to Education. The Legislative Committee on EST has focused on three areas in the past two years. First, we revamped the Deaf Child Bill of Rights. We have had a general sample on our website and it has been up to the states to develop their own bills — which some states have done so. This…

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    Laura F. Edwards: “The Reconstruction of Rights after the Civil War”

    [ Church Bells ]>>Well good morning again and welcome back. I am Kathryn Schumaker. I’m an Assistant Professor of Classics and Letters, and I’m pleased that you could join us here today for the University of Oklahoma’s Teach-In focusing on the strength and fragility of constitutions. Thank you to Eric White, who’s out there somewhere, for that wonderful talk. And our second speaker today is Laura Edwards, the author of A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights. She is also the author of The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South, Scarlet Doesn’t Live Here Anymore:…

  • Star Wars & Civil Rights with Bill Gates and Nate Bowling
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    Star Wars & Civil Rights with Bill Gates and Nate Bowling

    It’s really important for me, for my teaching to be relevant. I use a lot of metaphors. One of the metaphors I use is Star Wars, and I talk about the idea of Star Wars being a three-chapter film, and then the same thing happened basically with civil rights. We have this kind of 100-year period of a lie where we said that we have a due process clause, we have the equal protection clause, but they weren’t actually enforced, and so I use Star Wars to explain that to students. I start with the class and I’m like, who’s seen Star Wars, and about half the hands go up,…

  • The Little Rock Nine Explained: US History Review
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    The Little Rock Nine Explained: US History Review

    Hey guys welcome to hip hughes history civil rights is on the agenda today. We’re about to take an episode from 1957 the Little Rock nine and serve it up to you on a bed of learning Who’s this lecture for [we’ll] certainly it’s aimed [at] Middle school and high school students if you’re in an American history course not only do You need to understand civil rights But you need to have a concrete event that you can write about and really kind of wrap your head around Certainly if you’re in college, and you’re taking an American history course and you don’t know what the little rock [mine]…

  • Plessy v. Ferguson Summary | quimbee.com
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Summary | quimbee.com

    – [Narrator] After the Civil War, the United States embarked on an era of reconstruction during which the country grappled with the painful history of slavery. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution sought to eradicate the taint of slavery by outlawing it, and guaranteeing black citizens equal treatment under the law and the right to vote. However, there was a lot of resistance to racial equality, particularly in the south. By the 1870s reconstruction had fizzled out giving way to the Jim Crow era. Named after the minstrel show Jump Jim Crow, this period was defined by racial segregation laws passed by southern states. Plessy versus Ferguson…

  • Raul Mas Canosa v. City of Coral Gables & Florida Dept. of State & Florida Dept. Law Enforcement
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    Raul Mas Canosa v. City of Coral Gables & Florida Dept. of State & Florida Dept. Law Enforcement

    Just imagine if a police officer followed you around. Just following you in your car everywhere you went and that would make you nervous. And now imagine if that same police officers followed you around everywhere you went for the last three years. The city of Coral Gables is a suburb of the city of Miami. Beautiful residential community that happens to sit right in the middle of Miami-Dade County. I’ve lived here practically my entire life. It’s the city that I love but Big Brother has now taken over our city. We have now automatic license plate readers and closed-circuit television cameras positioned all throughout the city of Coral…

  • Judge: Ferguson police violated Constitution
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    Judge: Ferguson police violated Constitution

    >>>POLICE IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI, TOLD PEACEFUL PROTESTERS TO KEEP ON WALKING, THAT THEY COULD NOT STAND STILL FOR MORE THAN FIVE SECONDS ON THE SIDEWALK, EVEN THOSE WHO WERE MOVING. THEY WERE TOLD THAT THEY WERE WALKING TOO SLOWLY AT TIMES. WE SAW IT ALL UNFOLD HERE ON CNN WITH OUR OWN DON LEMON BACK ON AUGUST 18th. HERE’S THE PROOF IN THE TAPE.>>WE’VE BEEN STANDING HERE ALL DAY — >>LET’S GO. COME ON, LET’S GO. >>THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE. PEOPLE ARE HERE AND THEY’RE STANDING ON — YOU CAN SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING. >>LET’S GO!>>THEY TOLD US — I CAN’T MOVE. I’M NOT GOING TO RESIST A POLICE OFFICER. I’M…

  • The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40
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    The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re gonna talk about the 1960s. Mr. Green, Mr. Green. Great. The decade made famous by the narcissists who lived through it. Hey, Me From the Past, finally you and I agree about something wholeheartedly. But while I don’t wish to indulge the baby-boomers’ fantasies about their centrality to world history, the sixties were an important time. I mean, there was the Cold War, Vietnam, a rising tide of conservatism (despite Woodstock), racism. There were the Kennedy’s and Camelot, John, Paul, George, and to a lesser extent, Ringo. And of course, there was also Martin Luther King Jr.…

  • LEGISLATIVE TIP: Be Quick
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    LEGISLATIVE TIP: Be Quick

    State legislators propose lots of bills, and sometimes a couple of them will impact the deaf community. When you watch and wait to discuss with other board members and other people, the results will not be in your favor. You have to respond quickly with your support or opposition and share why. This is key. If you wait… …they will not wait for us. So, respond quickly. We encourage each state to choose several people to continuously watch and to respond when needed.

  • UOG Presidential Lecture Series – Paul Smith
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    UOG Presidential Lecture Series – Paul Smith

    Hafa adai! All right. Good evening. Buenas noches. And I feel like I’m in trouble with seeing all these people from the legal community here and it’s an honor and a privilege to see so many who are amassed here this evening. It’s my honor and privilege to introduce to the University of Guam and the broader Guahan legal community tonight’s presidential lecturer Attorney Paul Smith. He’s currently on the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Law. He brings over 30 years of legal experience, graduated from Amherst College in 1976 and received his law degree from Yale Law School where he served as editor in chief of the…