Constitution Day: The Fair Housing Act Program 1
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the third major piece of civil rights legislation to be instituted under the administration of President Lyndon Johnson.  This program explores the origins of, and rationale for, the legislation and its continuing importance today. Guests are Federal Judge Ronnie White, Law Professor Rigel Oliveri, and housing advocate Chris Krehmeyer.

Type of Video: Program*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-14**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide the video for students engaging in an independent or extension project related to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Have students view the program individually and select a topic or event featured in the program to research for a project they do on their own or with a partner or in a group.
  • View the program in class or assign it for student individual viewing as part of your study of the civil rights movement, recent American History, discrimination, or other related topics.


*Programs offer long form exploration of a topic(s) in the area of study with single or multiple guests interacting with an audience.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.