It Is Time for a New Civil Rights Movement | Adam Foss | TEDxNatick

Attorney Adam Foss thinks big. “It is time for a new civil rights movement,” he says. Waiting for the next “Rosa Parks” or next “Malcolm X” is not productive. Instead, he tells listeners to “stop waiting,” because our “new leaders are in this room. Each one of you can do something.”

Adam is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County Office (Boston). The “Root” named him one of the 100 most influential black Americans of 2016. In 2015 he was recognized among the 40 most up-and-coming lawyers in the U.S. by National Law Journal. In 2013 the Massachusetts Bar Association voted Adam Prosecutor of the Year. Adam is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the prosecutor in ending mass incarceration.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Video Rating: / 5

The New Civil Rights Movement | Richard Thompson Ford | TEDxStanford

Scholar and author Richard Ford, who teaches comparative equality law, employment discrimination and local government law at Stanford Law School, says it is time for a new civil rights movement.

Richard Thompson Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law, and teaches Employment Discrimination, Comparative Equality Law and Local Government Law at Stanford Law School.

Richard Thompson Ford has written about civil rights and race relations for the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Slate, and has appeared on many national television and radio programs including The Colbert Report, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Dylan Ratigan Show. He is the author of two New York Times Notable books: The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse and Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Video Rating: / 5

Awakenings (1954-1956): Focuses on the Mississippi lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the subsequent trial; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott; the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and the entry of ordinary citizens and local leaders into the black struggle for freedom
Video Rating: / 5

Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation in America | The Civil Rights Movement

Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation in America | The Civil Rights Movement

Although slavery had ended, this did not mean that black Americans were entirely free. The Supreme Court’s decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson case legally allowed “separate but equal” practices. But African Americans were anything but treated equally in the Jim Crow South.

The Latest From GPB Education:

Give us a follow!
Video Rating: / 5

EDIT 2-14-18: Hey folks. I don’t normally check this channel but it looks like I’m getting more and more views on this and I think it’s appropriate to note that I do recognize some things, like my depiction of Rosa Parks, may be found offensive. I apologize. I made this as a class project when I was 15 and it was intended to be funny. Rosa Parks was amazing for the stand she took against racial prejudice and I’d never want to do anything to violate that.

This is my third animation project for my history class. I did it for my spring semester final of 2014. I actually only had about one and half weeks to work on this one because I procrastinated as much as I possibly could. So, some of it may seem a little rushed. I believe this is the first project I put together in Premiere, as well, so I abused so of the cool options that you can use in it.
There are two Easter Eggs in this video. And by Easter Eggs, I mean hidden pictures/messages. One of them is slightly obvious, but the other is not. If you can find them, I tell me what they are and I will give you a cookie.
You are free to use this for any educational purpose you want. If you’re a teacher or a student, use it as a way to educate others about the Civil Rights Movement in a colorful, silly, creative manor.
Credits are in the video. If you’re curious about anything, feel free to ask.
Thanks for watching. If you like this, please be sure to like and subscribe. 🙂

Racism, School Desegregation Laws and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by white Americans.

The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) in Alabama; “sit-ins” such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.

Noted legislative achievements during this phase of the Civil Rights Movement were passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, that banned discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in employment practices and public accommodations; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that restored and protected voting rights; the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965, that dramatically opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and across the country young people were inspired to action.

Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as forced busing or simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools in such a manner as to redress prior racial segregation of schools, or to overcome the effects of residential segregation on local school demographics.
Video Rating: / 5