Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000

Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story

Book - Fiction. By Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1988. 96 pages. A brother and sister take their sick sibling to the city of Johannesburg to get their mother at work, and come to understand the struggle for freedom and dignity taking place in South Africa.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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¡Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A.

Book - Fiction. By Diana Cohn and illustrated by Francisco Delgado. 2008. A children's book based on the true story of the Justice for Janitors strike.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Labor, Latinx, Organizing
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Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds

Picture Book. By Jorge Argueta. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. 2016. Poems written in Spanish and English address the struggles of child refugees fleeing Central America for the United States. Grade 2+.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

Book - Non-fiction. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. 2015. Illustrated biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, activist for voting and economic rights from Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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Bus Riders Union

Film. Haskell Wexler. 2000. 86 minutes. The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union's triumphant struggle to win better service.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Organizing
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Even the Rain/También la lluvia

Film. Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty. 2010. 103 minutes. As a crew shoots a film about Columbus' genocide, local people in Cochabamba, Bolivia rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Environment, Economics, Imperialism, Latinx, Organizing, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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The FBI’s War on Black America

Film. By Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. 1990. 47 min. Documentary of people targeted by the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1960s and 70s.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Have You Heard From Johannesburg

Film. Directed by Connie Field. 2007. 89 minutes. Episode that covers the anti-apartheid movement in the U.S. to overturn apartheid in South Africa.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Film. By Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. 2010. 78 minutes. Documentary on life and work of Howard Zinn.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Social Class, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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June Jordan: “Speech Against the Gulf War”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading of June Jordan's "Speech Against the Gulf War" (1991) by Kathleen Chalfant.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: African American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Film. 2019. 7 minutes. The Intercept. Narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. The film flips the script on our future by illustrating one where we survive climate change and thrive because we took action today.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Economics, Social Class
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The Untold History of the United States DVD

Film. By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. 2014. 4 discs – 796 min. TV series that re-examines various under-reported events of U.S. history since World War II.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
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Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Profile. Overview of the farm labor organization, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, with artwork by Erin Currier.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Environment, Labor, Latinx
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Diane Wilson

Profile. Diane Wilson (born 1948) is a shrimp fisher, environmentalist, and activist.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Organizing, Women's History
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Moses, Robert “Bob” Parris

Profile. Robert "Parris" Moses (born Jan. 23, 1935) is a voting rights organizer, educator, and founder of the Algebra Project.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Math
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Native American Activism: 1960s to Present

Overview of Native American activism since the late 1960s, including protests at Mt. Rushmore, Alcatraz, Standing Rock, and more.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Native American, Organizing
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A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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