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    Poynter Institute Pulitzer Centennial Celebration

    The Poynter Institute hosted an event commemorating Pulitzer Prize winners who focused on civil rights and social justice. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) was the keynote…

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    Book Discussion on Darkroom

    Lila Quintero Weaver talked about her book Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, in which she recounts her story of growing up Latina in the South during the civil rights movement.…

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    Murphy-Collins House

    Emma Jean Melton gives a tour of the Murphy-Collins House and talked about its history. Will Murphy was the first licensed African-American mortician in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and he…

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    Freedom Riders

    Dorothy Walker gave a tour of Montgomery, Alabama’s historic Greyhound Bus Station, one of many stops at which Freedom Riders were attacked along their journey in 1961. She told the…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 2

    A day-long conference was held on government surveillance of black communities and its effects on black Americans.  Freddy Martinez presented “Stingrays: A Primer” about…

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    Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice

    Joan Quigley talked about her book Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, which focuses on Mary Church…

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    Chicano Movement Authors

    Authors talked about their books chronicling the history of Mexican American civil rights from the 1930's to the 1970's. Book topics included a pioneer for education rights, the fight for…

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    Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama

    Valda Harris Montgomery talked about the Freedom Riders' time in Montgomery, Alabama. Many of the riders hid in a safe house owned by civil rights activist Richard Harris while waiting…

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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Felicia Bell and Rickey Brown talked about the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is credited with starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 when…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

    2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Civil Rights Selma marches that motivated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In commemoration of the protestors, or “foot soldiers,” the…

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    Civil Rights History

    Howard Robinson showed books and manuscripts from Alabama State University’s Archives and Special Collections related to the civil rights movement and some of the individuals who…

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    Book Discussion on Bus Ride to Justice

    Fred Gray talked about his book, Bus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the system, the Life and Works of Fred Gray, about his role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

    Cornell Brooks spoke about civil rights and the criminal justice system. Topics included the 2016 presidential election, criminal justice reform, and planned protests in Flint,…

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    Jackie Robinson and Race in America

    Ken Burns talked about his PBS documentary, Jackie Robinson, about the first black Major League Baseball player and his legacy as a leader in the civil rights movement.

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    Book Discussion on Greenville County, South Carolina

    South Carolina State Representative Leola Robinson-Simpson (D), author of Greenville County, South Carolina, described her personal story of growing up in segregated Greenville, South…

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    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

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    Martin Luther King's Lost Speech

    In July, 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was the first African American to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Members of the Club located 53-year old recordings of the…

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    Martin Luther King Day Awards Breakfast

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered the keynote address at the National Action Network’s annual Martin Luther King Day awards breakfast. Other speakers included former…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sights and Sounds

    Live scenes were shown of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the 30th anniversary of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sights and Sounds

    Live scenes were shown of visitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the 30th anniversary of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday.

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