The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
The NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The agency's Guide to Black History Month on their EDSITEment site offers a trove of Teaching Resources that ‘tell the four-hundred-year story of African Americans.'
On assignment for LIFE magazine in 1965, Photographer Grey Villet traveled to Virginia to photograph Mildred and Richard Loving. This exhibition at the International Center of Photography (ICP) presents a series of intimate images of the two, some of which were featured in The Loving Story.
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this group is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for children in the United States. Teaching Tolerance creates and provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
The Center fosters the historic role of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a premier institution for research, teaching, and public dialogue on the southern United States, including the South's history, culture, contemporary experience, and global context.
The annual Loving Day celebrations commemorate Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial relationships in America. The project uses digital media to provide educational resources and to encourage people nationwide to host their own celebrations on or around June 12th.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) is the sole sponsor of the landmark federal case against Proposition 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) is the sole sponsor of the landmark federal case against Proposition 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger.