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Among CAH’s major research strengths is the history of social justice movements in the United States. The Center’s resources on this topic include a wide range of materials relating to civil rights, anti-war protest, prison reform, lesbian-gay rights, the anti-smoking movement, and environmental activism.

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"Unconventional Coverage" of the Republican National Convention Day 3.
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a tape of the whole program. Molly Ivins does not appear until the second side (e_mi_054). This part of the program mostly covers the threats to students of color by Republican calls to repeal Affirmative Action.
"Women on the Verge": Susan Faludi & Molly Ivins in Conversation on Stage
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a recording of Molly Ivin's appearance with Susan Faludi at an event for Mother Jones Magazine. Doug Foster, the editor of Mother Jones performs the introduction. In the discussion, Molly and Susan ask each other questions about their lives and their books, Molly's "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" and Susan's "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women". Of particular interest are Susan Faludi's thoughts on her mother and the criticism of her book as well as  Molly Ivins' reflections on her childhood and young adulthood and the civil rights era.
"Women on the Verge": Susan Faludi & Molly Ivins in Conversation on Stage
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of Molly Ivins' appearance with Susan Faludi. Molly continues speaking about her early journalism career and the folding of the Dallas Times Herald.  The question and answer session after the Molly and Susan's talk features answers related to feminism in the 1990s, LGBT inclusion in second wave feminism, and women and politics.
92 St. Y New York, NY Singles Courtesy Tape
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Recorded Speech of Molly Ivins at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In this speech, Molly delivers thoughts on free speech, the separation of church and state, and conservative Evangelical Christian voters. She also talks about the cruelty that she felt had entered political discourse by members of the media, especially Rush Limbaugh.
Ball State Women's Lecture
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Video tape of Molly speaking at Ball State University as part of their annual women's week. Due to the theme of the event, Molly primarily speaks on feminism and women's issues in this speech. Of particular interest are her observations regarding the number of women in Congress, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton, free speech, and the importance of visiblity of women in entertainment and in positions of power.
City of Arts San Francisco: Molly Ivins Hosted by Maya Angelou.
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Recorded Sppech of Molly Ivins at City of Arts San Francisco. In this speech, Molly covers some of her favorite subjects including the First Ammendment, Separation of Church and State, and Gun control. She also discusses the state of modern white Evangelical Christians and how their fear has affected the political landscape.
Cockefair Chair Luncheon- Molly Ivins- University of Missouri Kansas City
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Recorded Speech of Molly Ivins at University of Missouri's Cockefair Luncheon. In this speech, Molly focuses primarily on the separation of Church and State, the Second Ammendment, and the cruelty of satire against the powerless.
Freedom Ride
Source:Farmer (James Leonard, Jr. and Lula Peterson) Papers
Gonzales Report [Armando Rodriguez; Bilingual education]
Source:Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. In this program, Gonzalez talks with educator Armando Rodriguez, the first director of the Mexican-American educational unit in the Office of Education, part of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Rodriguez outlines the purpose and functions of the unit and discusses bilingual education with Gonzalez, with a focus on training teachers and superintendents. Black and white picture, no sound. Writing on leader reads, ""Gonzalez, 14, 67."
Gonzales Report [Civil Rights Act of 1964]
Source:Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. In this program, Gonzalez talks about House debate on the forthcoming Civil Rights Bill [Civil Rights Act of 1964]. Features guest appearances from Rudy Esquivel, a San Antonio lawyer and member of the Texas Legislature, and Jake Jennings, of the Gates of Heaven Memorial Garden cemetery and Edward Munthis [sp?], president of Edgewood Independent School Board. Has opening with Gonzales climbing the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building while the sounds of the Bells of Congress are heard. Black and white picture with sound. There is a stamp on the film's box for Christmas 1963. Squealing mechanical sounds can occasionally be heard on the audio track. Film leader has a countdown from VPI.