New Civil Rights

By: Logan Harris


The American Indian Movement is a Native American advocacy group in the United States, founded in July 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Laws + Legislation- 1968 Minneapolis Aim Patrol: created to address issues of extensive police brutality.

1970 Legal Rights Center: created to assist in alleviating legal issues facing indian people.

Important People- Dennis Banks- co-founder AIM, Russell Means, Anna Mae Aquash, Leonard Peltier, John Trudell.

Events- 1968: Establishment of the American Indian Movement

1969: Occupation of Alcatraz

1972: Traill of Broken Treaties

1973:bWounded Knee Incident


The ERA was introduced into every Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. The original seven-year time limit in the ERA's proposing clause was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982, but at that deadline, the ERA had been ratified by 35 states, three states short of the 38 required to put it into the Constitution.


Similarly, two federal laws enacted in 1996 (the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act) cut back on immigrants' rights in several important ways. Although some of these bills' more egregious measures have since been modified, Latino and other civil rights advocates continue to advocate to remove unnecessary barriers to the reunification of families, automatic deportation of legal residents who long ago committed minor offenses and have since paid their debt to society, limits on health and nutritional services available to legal immigrant children, protection for refugees fleeing persecution, and basic guarantees of due process and fairness.


Americans with disabilities are a group of approximately 50 million people that today lead independent, self-affirming lives and who define themselves according to their personhood – their ideas, beliefs, hopes and dreams – above and beyond their disability. Since the mid 1900s, people with disabilities have pushed for the recognition of disability as an aspect of identity that influences the experiences of an individual, not as the sole-defining feature of a person.

People with disabilities have had to battle against centuries of biased assumptions, harmful stereotypes, and irrational fears.