This collection charts the history of American civil rights from the perspective of seven different US presidents in the modern era from the 1950s to the present. The collection includes speeches from Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and Obama with additional detail and context from Matthew Ross. Presidential speeches are presented in a full and in context. This offers a unique way to follow the topic of civil rights over decades.
Topics covered are broad, from the anniversary of Selma to Trayvon Martin, from the Civil Rights Act to the topics of Gays in the Military, from the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the Voting Rights Act.