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A history of residential schools in Canada - Canada. What is a residential school?

A history of residential schools in Canada - Canada

In the 19th century, the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for aboriginal people in Canada. It thought their best chance for success was to learn English and adopt Christianity and Canadian customs. Ideally, they would pass their adopted lifestyle on to their children, and native traditions would diminish, or be completely abolished in a few generations. The Canadian government developed a policy called "aggressive assimilation" to be taught at church-run, government-funded industrial schools, later called residential schools. The government felt children were easier to mold than adults, and the concept of a boarding school was the best way to prepare them for life in mainstream society. Residential schools were federally run, under the Department of Indian Affairs. How many residential schools and students were there?

Initially, about 1,100 students attended 69 schools across the country. What went wrong? Kid's Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Occupation: Civil Rights Leader Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his "I Have a Dream" speechBiography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kid's Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day. Where did Martin grow up? Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. Documenting Democracy. Significance This document put in place the law that was the cornerstone of Australia's 'White Australia' policy.

Documenting Democracy

The Governor-General signed the document two days before Christmas Day 1901, a week after he had signed the Pacific Islander Labourers Act into law. Together with Section 15 of the 1901 Post and Telegraph Act (see below), these formed a powerful set of legal instruments shaping immigration policy at the foundation of the Commonwealth. They continued to guide thinking on immigration for half a century. History. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Article 1.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Invisible Australians: Living under the White Australia Policy. What are human rights? Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.

What are human rights?

They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. They are about being treated fairly, treating others fairly and having the ability to make genuine choices in our daily lives. Respect for human rights is the cornerstone of strong communities in which everyone can make a contribution and feel included. "You Don’t Have Rights Here" Commission Website: Information for Students - Human Rights Essentials - Human Rights Timeline. Human rights can be traced back through many centuries of history.

Commission Website: Information for Students - Human Rights Essentials - Human Rights Timeline

You can also access the text only version of the timeline. Please note that the timeline below includes links to external websites. These links have been included for your information. Report broken links to: education@humanrights.gov.au Jump to:[Early Civilization] [1200 - 300 BCE] [Greek city-states] [500 BCE] [27 BCE - 476 CE] [40 - 100 CE] [476 – 1453] [1215] [1492 – 1537] [1583 -1645] [1628] [1648] [1689] [1776] [1789] [1791] [1815] [1833] [1841] [1848] [1863] [1885] [1890] [1893] [1901] [1902] [1907] [1914] [1919] [1920] [1926] [1930] [1933-1939] [1939] [1939-1945] [1941] [1942] [1945] [1946] [1948] [1949] [1951] [1953] [1958] [1961] [1962] [1965] [1966] [1967] [1973] [1975] [1976] [1979] [1981] [1984] [1986] [1989] [1990] [1992] [1993] [1994 – 2005] [1994] [1995] [1998] [2002] [2004] [2005] Early Civilization Click here to read The Code of Hamurabi, Translated by L.

The 1950-60's Black Civil Rights Movement in America. The actions of the 1900's black civil rights movement, and a brief outline of the events that occurred.

The 1950-60's Black Civil Rights Movement in America

America is advertised as the world's greatest democracy, the land of freedom and equality. However, as little as 40 years ago this slogan was far from the truth. African-Americans were discriminated against constantly, tortured and killed for no other reason than their skin color. The 1950-60's Black Civil Rights Movement in America. A Century of Racial Segregation 1849–1950 - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand" An elementary school in Hurlock, Maryland, ca. 1935.

A Century of Racial Segregation 1849–1950 - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand"

Gelatin silver print. Visual Material from the NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (20A). We Were There - The Greensboro Sit Ins. Protests of 1968. The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against military, capitalist, and bureaucratic elites, who retorted with an escalation of political repression.

Protests of 1968

In capitalist countries, these protests marked a turning point for the Civil Rights movement in the United States, which produced revolutionary movements like the Black Panther Party. In reaction to the Tet Offensive, protests also sparked a broad movement in opposition to the Vietnam War all over the United States and even into London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. Mass socialist or communist movements grew not only in the United States but also in most European countries. Jim Crow Laws - Separate Is Not Equal. “Marriages are void when one party is a white person and the other is possessed of one-eighth or more negro, Japanese, or Chinese blood.”

Jim Crow Laws - Separate Is Not Equal

—Nebraska, 1911 “Separate free schools shall be established for the education of children of African descent; and it shall be unlawful for any colored child to attend any white school, or any white child to attend a colored school.” The KKK and racial problems. The Ku Klux Klan was basically based in the south of America. Here they targeted those set free after the American Civil War - the African Americans. The KKK had never considered the former slaves as being free and terrorised Africa American families based in the South. America experienced great economic prosperity during the 1920's but not much of it filtered to the South. Racism mixed with anger at their economic plight formed a potent cocktail. Many different groups had emigrated to America over the years. Selma-to-Montgomery March. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks--and three events--that represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement.

On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas and drove them back into Selma. Two days later on March 9, Martin Luther King, Jr., led a "symbolic" march to the bridge. Then civil rights leaders sought court protection for a third, full-scale march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery.

Itinerary Home | List of Sites | Main Map | Learn More | Next Site. Bloody Sunday, Selma, Alabama, (March 7, 1965) Alabama State Troopers Attack John Lewis at the Edmund Pettis Bridge "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Between 1961 and 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) had led a voting registration campaign in Selma, the seat of Dallas County, Alabama, a small town with a record of consistent resistance to black voting. When SNCC’s efforts were frustrated by stiff resistance from the county law enforcement officials, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) were persuaded by local activists to make Selma’s intransigence to black voting a national concern.

SCLC also hoped to use the momentum of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to win federal protection for a voting rights statute. Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film. In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of “Bloody Sunday,” the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act. This version of history, emphasizing a top-down narrative and isolated events, reinforces the master narrative which civil rights activists describe as, “Rosa sat down, Martin stood up, and the white folks came South to save the day.” But there is a “people’s history” of Selma that we all can learn from—one that is needed especially now. The exclusion of Blacks and other people of color from voting is still a live issue. Sheriff’s deputies may no longer be beating people to keep them from registering to vote, but in 2013 the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby v.

The History of Apartheid in South Africa. South Africa (see map) is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources including fertile farmlands and unique mineral resources. South African mines are world leaders in the production of diamonds and gold as well as strategic metals such as platinum. Apartheid. APARTHEID - ARTICLES, VIDEOS, PICTURES & FACTS. In 1976, when thousands of black children in Soweto, a black township outside Johannesburg, demonstrated against the Afrikaans language requirement for black African students, the police opened fire with tear gas and bullets.

The protests and government crackdowns that followed, combined with a national economic recession, drew more international attention to South Africa and shattered all illusions that apartheid had brought peace or prosperity to the nation. The United Nations General Assembly had denounced apartheid in 1973, and in 1976 the UN Security Council voted to impose a mandatory embargo on the sale of arms to South Africa. Nelson Mandela's Life Story. Apartheid in South Africa. Racial segregation in South Africa began in colonial times under Dutch rule.[6] Apartheid as an official policy was introduced following the general election of 1948. Legislation classified inhabitants into four racial groups, "black", "white", "coloured", and "Indian", with Indian and coloured divided into several sub-classifications,[7] and residential areas were segregated.

From 1960 to 1983, 3.5 million non-white South Africans were removed from their homes, and forced into segregated neighbourhoods, in one of the largest mass removals in modern history.[8] Non-white political representation was abolished in 1970, and starting in that year black people were deprived of their citizenship, legally becoming citizens of one of ten tribally based self-governing homelands called bantustans, four of which became nominally independent states. Documentary Nelson Mandela The Fight For Freedom - Documentary BBC. Racism No Way - Edward Koiki Mabo. Fact sheets Edward Koiki Mabo 1936 - 1992 Torres Strait Islander Eddie Koiki Mabo was an Indigenous community leader and human rights activist who achieved national prominence as the successful principal plaintiff in the landmark High Court of Australia ruling on native land title.

In 1992 the historic Mabo decision of the High Court of Australia recognised traditional land rights for Australian Indigenous People. Edward Koiki Sambo was born in 1936 on Mer, (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Eddie Mabo. 1907_ABC1_Education_Schools_Opener_hi.flv. Vincent Lingiari. The Wave Hill 'walk-off' Background to the 'walk-off' Wave Hill Station is located approximately 600 kilometres south of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Vincent Lingiari. (c.1908 to 1988) Source: Identity, July 1971. Catherine (Cathy) Freeman.

Sir Douglas Ralph (Doug) Nicholls. Sir Douglas Ralph Nicholls (1906-1988), footballer, pastor, activist and governor, was born on 9 December 1906 at Cummeragunja Aboriginal mission, New South Wales, fifth child of Herbert Nicholls, seasonal worker, and his wife Florence, née Atkinson. Doug grew up at Cummeragunja, on the Murray River near Barmah, in its golden years of Aboriginal autonomy. Charles (Charlie) Perkins. David Unaipon. Albert (Elea) Namatjira. Kenneth Hurtle Wanganeen. Robert Mckenzie Wanganeen. Trugernanner (Truganini) Mullawirraburka. Australia.

Ku Klux Klan - Facts & Summary. I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT) Mississippi Burning. The Martin Luther King Story. 1989: Massacre in Tiananmen Square. Origins and consequences of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Encyclopedia Britannica. American civil rights movement. Slavery: The Abolition of Slavery Project. Female Activists. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International. Italian migration to Australia in the 20th century. Mabo/Mabo - The Native Title Revolution. Humanrights.gov. Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. Indigenous rights and freedoms. Rosa Parks - KIDS DISCOVER. Montgomery Bus Boycott. Little Rock Nine. Jim Crow Laws. Slavery in the United States.

Civil Rights Act of 1964. African-American Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus. On Violence and Nonviolence: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers. Ku Klux Klan. Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era. Brown v. Board. Sources 1960s. GCSE textbook account Voting Rights Act 1965.

Rosa Parks. Constitutional Rights Foundation. KS3 Bitesize History - The triangular slave trade : Revision. KS3 Bitesize History - The campaign for women's suffrage : Revision. KS3 Bitesize History - The civil rights movement in America : Revision. Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law) Major Civil Rights Speeches and Writings. Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law)

New StoryCorps Animated Video On Civil Rights Struggle. LBJ QUOTES about 1964 Act.