Tag Archives: anti-discrimination law

On This Date in Legal History

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities. Watch the signing ceremony at https://goo.gl/5ZnXNf, and learn more about the Act at http://bit.ly/1eowfUy.

Posted in Civics, History, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, Legislation, Legislation/Laws, On This Date, Social Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was an African-American civil rights activist. She fought to desegregate Washington D.C. In 1949, she and others visited a segregated popular restaurant, John R. Thompson Co., Inc. The restaurant refused to serve those who weren’t white. A … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment