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A Call to Act is among six winners of the ABA Silver Gavel Award

A Call to Act is among six winners of The American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. The award is the ABA’s most prestigious recognition of works in media and arts that promote the understanding of America’s legal system. The Silver Gavel Awards will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 19th.

Watch A Call to Act, and other films in The Constitution Project series, online at the Annenberg Classroom website.

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Coming Fall 2010: A Call to Act and The Bill of Rights

September 17, 2010 is Constitution Day. Celebrate with two new installments of The Constitution Project.

Educational documentary A Call to Act tells the remarkable story of Lilly Ledbetter, a grandmother from Alabama whose fight for equal pay for women brought her all the way to the White House.

The Bill of Rights combines a video game and film to recount how, just a few years after drafting the Constitution, the Founding Fathers came together again to ensure that many of Americans’ most basic rights are protected.

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Two new films in Fall 2010

A Call to Act, the story of Lilly Ledbetter’s fight for equal pay for women, and Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company, about racial bias in jury selection, have recently been completed and will be released this fall. They both feature interviews with the people closest to the cases, and are the first Constitution Project films shot in HD.

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