15 Cool and Unusual Places to Visit in Oklahoma
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15 Cool and Unusual Places to Visit in Oklahoma
Racism, School Desegregation Laws and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States
The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955--1968) refers to the social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by white Americans.
The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955--1956) in Alabama; sit-ins such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.
Noted legislative achievements during this phase of the Civil Rights Movement were passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, that banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in employment practices and public accommodations; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that restored and protected voting rights; the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965, that dramatically opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and across the country young people were inspired to action.
Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as forced busing or simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools in such a manner as to redress prior racial segregation of schools, or to overcome the effects of residential segregation on local school demographics.
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Disney World ignored warnings that guests were feeding alligators at the park and the areas along the lagoon where a 2-year-old was snatched, according to reports. Guests staying at the swanky Bora Bora Bungalows were reportedly known to frequently feed gators in the same lagoon where Lane Graves lost his life. The luxurious private villas at Disney's Polynesian Resort rent for $2,000-a-night. They were built on stilts over the 7 Seas Lagoon.
Allen Hornblum and Gordon Shattuck Interview
In this interview with Philadelphia native author and advocate Allen Hornblum and Massachusetts native Gordon Shattuck, we explore a dark undercurrent of research on children in the United States. Hornblum's journalistic uncovering of the stories of orphans like Gordon Shattuck describe the abuses suffered by children in the name of research progress. Shattuck, a former resident of the Fernald School in Massachusetts, shared details of his childhood of abuse and involuntary participation in harmful research programs. Yet he agrees with Hornblum that research must strike a careful balance between the costs of research and the goods that can come from it. Both discuss how they hope that researchers learn thoughtfully from past misconduct and protect vulnerable and dispossessed populations through ethical future research practices.
Who is Allen Hornblum?
Allen Hornblum an author and public lecturer. He has servedAllen Hornblum as the Chief-of-Staff in the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, and the Philadelphia Prison System. In addition to writing several books, such as Acres of Skin, Confessions of a Second Story Man, and the forthcoming Against Their Will, he has presented before a cross-section of organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Medicine and a host of medical schools.
Jack Goldsmith: The United States is Losing the Digital Cold War | Talks at Google
Jack Goldsmith is a Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-founder of Lawfare. In this talk, Professor Goldsmith provides some provocative thoughts and a thesis regarding the current state of the Internet from a geopolitical perspective.
10 Tips To Ensuring Long-Term Nonprofit Sustainability
With increasing financial challenges and diminishing resources, nonprofits must learn new techniques to make their mission is relevant, engaging and fund-able. This interactive webinar will highlight 10 tips to ensuring your organization's long term sustainability.
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• Understand the state of the nonprofit sector in today's economy
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• Develop realistic strategies to implement a long term sustainability focus
Currie Lecture 2018 | Jack L. Goldsmith, The Failure of Internet Freedom
Jack L. Goldsmith, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University, delivers the annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture on The Failure of Internet Freedom. Goldsmith makes the case that the pursuit of internet regulation policies encouraging individual flourishing, technological innovation, and economic prosperity in the United States have had disastrous consequences abroad and domestically, where a relatively unregulated internet is being used for ill, to a point that threatens basic American institutions.
Goldsmith is the author, most recently, of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside The Bush Administration (W.W. Norton 2007), as well as other books and articles on many topics related to terrorism, national security, international law, conflicts of law, and internet law.
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The Beretta AR70
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After failing to acquire a license to produce the M16 rifle, Beretta worked with SIG from 1963 through 1968 to develop 5.56mm infantry rifles. When the companies parted ways, SIG went on to produce the SIG-540 and Beretta developed the AR-70. It was introduced on the market in 1972, and was adopted by the militaries of Jordan and Malaysia, as well as Italian special forces units (the Italian Army at large would adopt the 70/90 version in 1990).
The AR-70 takes several cues from the AK series of rifles, including the rock-in magazine with large rear paddle release and a two lug rotating bolt. In a somewhat unorthodox choice, the rifle uses a coil spring in tension for its mainspring, located around the gas piston and in front of the bolt. While this would likely cause heat-related problems in a light machine gun, it appears to have been acceptable in a rifle, as the improved 70/90 version maintain the same system. It does also allow simple use of folding or collapsing stocks, as there are no working parts in the stock.
Only a relatively small number of commercial AR70/223 rifles came into the United States in the 1980s, and they are a relatively unknown member of the black rifle family.
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'A Conversation with Bill Gates' Q&A at Harvard University
Join Bill for a wide-ranging student Q&A hosted by Provost Alan Garber and Dean Frank Doyle. Bill will take questions from the audience about various areas of his work – global health and development, technology, clean energy innovation, Alzheimer’s research, philanthropy, and education – as well as current events, his favorite books, and why he loves coming back to Harvard four decades after he dropped out.