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We've assembled the following list of maps that are applicable to the Civil Rights.
"Map shows Texas highways, major roads, railroads, counties, cities, towns, major lakes and reservoirs, and national parks."
"A pictorial map showing some of the tourist attractions in the state of Texas. For example, the Alamo and Tower of the Americas are shown for San Antonio and some attractions in the cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Houston, and Corpus Christi are also pictured."
"Map shows reservoirs and lakes along the Trinity River from Gainesville to Houston Texas."
"Map shows business names and locations, public institutions, streets names, parks, parking lots, block and possibly lot numbers."
"Map shows historic roads and trails, counties, major cities and towns, lakes, parks, and forests. Includes legend, text, and tables: of 'Lands and Mineral Estate of Permanent School Fund, and Lands and Mineral Estate of Permanent University Fund.'"
"Map shows mid-twentieth century Texas state roadways. Includes legend, index, and inset maps of Texas cities and routes between cities."
"Map of the Bexar County Central Business District's existing and proposed street system."
"Rail corridor right of way and track map in Dallas, Texas. Schedules are included on map."
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ASL + narration version only, covering the lead up to the Civil Rights Movement in Texas. Covers Mexican americans and LULAC, African Americans and the NAACP, and the aftermath of the Brown Decisions.
ASL + narration version only, covering the the Civil Rights Era in Texas. Covers desegregation in Texas Schools, a crisis at Mansfield High School, the return of the Republican Party, JFK and LBJ, and the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts.
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