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Rights and Freedoms: Home
This libguide supports the study of the Year 10 History unit, Rights and Freedoms (1945-present).
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Books in CBL
The Civil Rights MovementThis title examines an important historic event - the civil rights movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of racism and civil rights in the United States from slavery to segregation, the roles the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration at Little Rock Central High School, and the Birmingham campaign played in the movement, key African-American activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Call Number: 973.923 AND
Voices of FreedomIn this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it. Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movements at all. This remarkable oral history brings to life country's great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the blackjacks, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for and against it—voices from the heart of America.
Call Number: 973.923 HAM
Rosa Parks: the life of a civil rights heroine
Call Number: 973.923 PAR
Call Number: 973.923 WEI
Indigenous Heroes and Leaders by Alex Barlow & Marji HillThis book includes a chapter on Charles Perkins.
Call Number: BIO INDIGENOUS
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SocietyThere are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies in Australia. They all have a strong connection to their land and they each have their own language, Dreaming and traditional law. In this book, you can read about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies live in Australia today. You an find out about their successes and struggles and about the contributions they have made to the Australian nation
Call Number: INDIGENOUS 305.89915 WHE
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X.; Alex Haley (As told to); M. S. Handler (Introduction by)ONE OF TIME'S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X "Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will."--Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father "Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book."--The New York Times "A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth."--The Nation "The most important book I'll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn't know I had inside me. I'm one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better."--Spike Lee "This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle."--I. F. Stone
Call Number: 973.923 MAL
Malcolm X by Jason Hunter (Editor)Malcolm X is a historical figure whose legacy lives on even today. His work in the mid-20th century for the advancement of African American rights was radical, controversial, and hotly debated. This book closely examines Malcolm's troubled life from hustling toholiness, as well as the philosophies which made him both wildly popular and a target for murder.
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus so that a white man could sit, it is unlikely she fully comprehended the forces she set in motion. This website includes first-hand recollections and front page newspaper headlines about the boycott that began the Civil Rights movement.
Continued Efforts to Secure Civil Rights & Freedoms in Australia
Mabo Case This weblink by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies provides a clear account of the Mabo case. Follow the links at the bottom for further information relating to Eddie Mabo, land rights and Native Title Act.
Mabo Decision This factsheet by Reconciliation Australia provides a brief account of Mabo Decision from 1992, which recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' rights as the traditional owners of their land.
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A hard copy of this book is available for use in the library and not for loan during this assessment task. You can read an online version of the book here, via Questia School. If you forget the logon details for Questia School please ask your friendly librarian.
This is a YouTube clip made by Jimmy Jones, featuring images of Vincent Lingiari and Paul Kelly's song.
Select a resource from the list below to use in this plagiarism activity. You will use your selected resource to write an example of quoting, summarising and paraphrasing that could be included in your assessment task.