Civil Rights Newsletter for 12-31-04
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Civil Rights And The Freedom Of Speech
Read a brief overview of speech, its championed causes, as well as its black-sheep relatives, and examine the question just how free our speech truly is.
The first article in a series examining the scope (and limitations) of our freedom of speech.
Let go of the grind and unwind with Civil Rights! Yes, you read correctly. Whether it be a challenging word scramble, or our version of hangman (yes, the term is politically incorrect), you may be certain to have fun and learn something in the progress! Visit the Civil Amusement area of Civil Rights for links to the games!
This Week In Civil Rights History
On December 27, 1900, a violent outburst left a Wichita, Kansas, saloon in pieces at the hands of Carry Nation. The latter coined the term "hachetation" in her effort to explain why violence had a place in the anti-alcohol temperance movement.
Civil Rights Trivia Game
Last week‘s quiz solution:
Question:In spite of some excellent entries this week, we unfortunately have no winners. But there is always this week’s quiz!
Who assisted in the organization of the first large meeting for women's rights in Seneca Falls (New York), in 1848?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This Week’s Question:
A constitutional amendment providing an extension of women’s rights failed to be ratified in 1982 since it lacked the support of the requisite number of states. What is the name of this amendment?
If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)
Civil Rights News You Can Use
A marriage does not an heiress make. In the legal tango involving Anna Nicole Smith’s hotly disputed inheritance of $88.5 million, the former stripper finds herself closer to the outside of the courtroom door than the inside of the bank vault...“Ex-Playmate Anna Nicole's Fortune Reversed“.
Featured Book Of The Week
Please consider reading Lewis Lapham’s work in which he argues that “voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and the salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view”:
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy
Civil Rights For Kids
A picture is worth a 1,000 words, and this learning tool is sure to get kids interested and educated in civil rights.
American Government, Module 4 - Civil Rights
Musing Of The Week
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. (Abraham Lincoln)
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