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Cathedral of Hope: A History of Progressive Christianity, Civil Rights, and Gay Social Activism in Dallas, Texas, 1965 - 1992

Description: This abstract is for the thesis on the Cathedral of Hope (CoH). The CoH is currently the largest church in the world with a predominantly gay and lesbian congregation. This work tells the history of the church which is located in Dallas, Texas. The thesis employs over 48 sources to help tell the church's rich history which includes a progressive Christian philosophy, an important contribution to the fight for gay civil rights, and fine examples of courage through social activism. This work makes a contribution to gay history as well as civil rights history. It also adds to the cultural and social history which concentrates on the South and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Date: August 2009
Creator: Mims, Dennis Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries

Raíces: The History of Raza at UNT Symposium

Description: This is the official website for the Raíces (Roots): The History of Raza at UNT Symposium, held at UNT on September 21, 2012. Raíces explored the beginnings of Chicano/a, Latino/a student leadership and activism at North Texas and its evolution over the decades. It includes information about the symposium's schedule and presenters.
Date: April 9, 2015
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries
Item Type: Website
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Exogenous Influences and Paths To Activism

Description: The focus of this research was to ascertain the indirect effects upon activism of intervening variables and recognized exogenous influences upon activism. In addition, this research also focused upon the differences and similarities of a recruited activist model and spontaneous activist model. Regression and path analysis were used to measure the direct and indirect effects of the exogenous and intervening variables. This research found that when the intervening variables, political interest, political awareness, exposure to media, altruism, and self-interest were introduced to both the recruited and spontaneous models, the direct effects of the variables were enhanced.
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Date: May 2000
Creator: Ray, Grady Dale
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Press Release: Marlboro/Miller Beer Boycott]

Description: A press release from ACT UP addressing the recent allegations from the Conservative Campaign Fund (CCF) and the Federal Election Commission (FCE) that LGBT organizations were boycotting Marlboro cigarettes and Miller beer as a way of keeping Jesse Helms from being re-elected.
Date: March 9, 1991
Creator: ACT UP
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Description: he Internet's Own Boy depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work.
Date: 2014
Creator: Knappenberger, Brian
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries