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Today In Civil Liberties History Website

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http://todayinclh.com/ - Today in Civil Liberties History is a calendar of civil liberties history, with an average of about six events for each day. It is an exercise in public education, a way to bring civil liberties history alive in a new way for the average person. It is similar to the Today in History calendars by the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Library of Congress, and others, that you are undoubtedly familiar with. Today in Civil Liberties History, however, has features that other calendars do not have: For each event there are learning resources: a book or report on the subject; an informative web site; a Youtube video; a link to a historic site, and more. Each event has links to other events related to subject (for example, more about the person involved, or the early history of the event in question). Additionally, events are cross-linked, with hot links taking you to not only to previous or subsequent events on the issue, but to related people, organizations, or events on the issue. In short, you learn not just about the immediate event on a particular day, but about the rich history of the event, the person or the issue. Following the links, for example, can take you through the history of movie censorship, FBI abuses of civil liberties, the long fight for birth control, and so on. The web site has a pro-civil liberties perspective. This in not the Encyclopedia Brittanica. It makes judgments about both threats to civil liberties and positive gains in the protection of individual rights. Words such as “notorious” and “breakthrough” are freely used.