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Endangered Species Act of 1973
Source: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

A summary of the Endangered Species act of 1973 and subsequent federal law. The Act "provided for the conservation of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species of fish, wildlife, and plants depend, both through Federal action and by encouraging the establishment of State programs."
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Source: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

PETA's website includes information on animal abuse in industry, research, entertainment and other areas. PETA is a well-known and controversial animal rights advocacy group.
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Animal-Rights Movement

A short encyclopedia article on the animal rights movement.
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Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Short encyclopedia article on the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, including information on famous protests and government resolutions.
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Title IX: 25 Years of Progress
Source: U.S Department of Education

Information on women's achievements in education (including sports), and obstacles to equality that many women today still face.
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Black History
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

The Black History section of the Encyclopedia Britannica website offers a civil rights timeline, a list of encyclopedia articles on civil rights topics, and other resources on the civil rights movement.
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Environmental Movement Timeline
Source: EcoTopia

Information on the history of the Environmental Movement in the United States, including the passage of federal laws. Includes a link to another timeline on the Library of Congress website.
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1961 Freedom Riders' 40th Reunion
Source: 1961 Freedom Riders' Foundation

This site contains links to the history of the Freedom Riders as well as an extensive collection of newspaper archives chronicling the activities of the Freedom Riders. The site also contains links to oral accounts of the Freedom Rides given by two participants.
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Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement
Source: Family Education Network

This site contains a brief history of the events surrounding and leading up to the Stonewall Riots.
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