This course explores the history and significance of civil rights and civil liberties in the United States, examining key legislation, court cases, and social movements. Students will learn about the evolution of rights and freedoms, the impact of landmark Supreme Court decisions, and the ongoing struggles for equality and justice. The course covers topics such as freedom of speech, voting rights, affirmative action, and the intersection of race, gender, and class in the fight for civil rights. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, students will develop a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding civil rights and civil liberties in American society. This course is designed for students interested in law, history, political science, social justice, and related fields.