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Latin American Elections Statistics. This electronic resource was created by Karen Lindvall-Larson, retired Latin American Studies Librarian at UC San Diego and consists of a series of volumes on selected Latin American countries that provide chronologies of elections since independence at the municipal, state, and federal levels and list sources of statistics for each election as identified.

Latin American Elections Statistics

The statistics themselves are not reproduced here except occasionally for national-level results of presidential elections, seats won in congressional elections, or numbers of municipalities won by specific parties. No attempt was made to evaluate the accuracy of the statistics, and multiple sources are listed as available to provide for comparison. The focus is on identifying sources of electoral statistics. Latin American Election Statistics is based on the extensive collection on Latin American elections in the UC San Diego Library.

Most of this material is readily available through interlibrary loan. Freedom Now! Student Work - Tiffany Joseph. Introduction The 1963 March on Washington was one of the most memorable events of the Civil Rights Movement.

Freedom Now! Student Work - Tiffany Joseph

Thousands of U.S. citizens of various racial backgrounds gathered in the nation's capital to protest the racial inequality prevalent in U.S. society during that time. Of the numerous speakers and civil rights organizations represented, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" had the most impact on the minds of Americans because it challenged U.S. citizens to consider the nation's future without racial equality. Although black women had played a pivotal role in the movement, they often received little recognition for such dedicated participation. There was an all-consuming focus on race. Because the women asked gender-related questions, men often felt that women were sidetracking the movement's focus on race: To add insult to injury, Rustin also told Height and Hedgeman "We have Mahalia Jackson" (Height, 2001).

Chapter 1: Social Movement Theory and the Civil Rights Movement. Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. I’m a bit brown. But in America I’m white. Not for much longer. We live in a weird time for whiteness.

I’m a bit brown. But in America I’m white. Not for much longer

But, before I get into that, a small disclaimer. You may look at my name and worry that I am unqualified to speak about whiteness; I would like to set these doubts to rest and assure you that I myself am a white person. It’s true that, technically speaking, I’m a bit brown but, when it comes to my legal standing, I’m all white. Well, I’m white in America anyway. The US Census Bureau, you see, defines “white” as “a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa”.

But I may not be able to hang out in that box much longer. Whether our very own check box is a privilege or petrifying is still to be decided. All of this is a little odd. Once upon a time this wasn’t a question that was asked very much in western countries. The idea that white identity is under attack assumes that whiteness is something fixed, something immutable. Howard Zinn's Personal Philosophy.

Black Power

Feminism. Counterculture. Hispanic Americans. Native Americans. Protests in the 1960s. Protests in the 1960s These movements include the civil rights movement, the student movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, and the environmental movement.

Protests in the 1960s

Each, to varying degrees, changed government policy and, perhaps more importantly, changed how almost every American lives today. Supporters of these movements questioned traditional practices about how people were treated. Why did black and white children attend separate schools? Why were women prevented from holding certain jobs? In addition, they did not use traditional methods of political activity. Social change movements erupted in the 1960s for several interrelated reasons. During the 1930s, Americans suffered through the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in U.S. history.

By the 1960s, many Americans had come to believe that the federal government had the power and responsibility to protect them from unfair and unjust social forces. Conclusion. United States - The Kennedy and Johnson administrations.