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    Eric Holder on Civil Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964.…

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    Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights

    Former President Lyndon Johnson gave a lecture at a 1972 Civil Rights symposium held at his presidential library in Austin, Texas. This was Lyndon Johnson’s final public speech…

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    Book Discussion on Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

    Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the history of civil…

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    Mississippi Civil Rights Collection

    Cindy Gardner, director of Collections at Mississippi’s Department of Archives and History, highlighted items from Mississippi’s civil rights movement, and explained the history…

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    Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights

    Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in…

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    Medgar Evers House

    Minnie Watson, curator at the Medgar Evers House, talked about the life and murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. She discussed Evers' military service, role with the NAACP in…

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    Sports and Race

    Sports stars and mayors debated the ways that race and sports can unite and divide people. They discussed various race-related sports stories since the 1930's, including Jesse Owens'…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the debate and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with former CBS congressional correspondent Roger Mudd and former New York Herald Tribune…

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    U.S. Senate Debate on 1964 Civil Rights Act

    Betty Koed of the Senate Historical Office recounted the story of the U.S. Senate’s debate on the 1964 Civil Rights Act. On June 10, 1964, the U.S. Senate invoked cloture on a…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

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    Lonnie Bunch on the Freedom Summer Project

    Lonnie Bunch talked about the civil rights movement in the summer of 1964. 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, during which more than 1,000…

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    50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    Timothy Thurber and Judson MacLaury talked about the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in…

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    Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, in which he looks at the July 2, 1917, race riot in East St. Louis…

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    Voting Rights and Southern Demographics

    Politicians and civil rights organizations leaders talked about the demographic and political changes in the South in the 50 years since civil rights activists travelled to Mississippi in…

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    President Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Panelists talked about the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel, “LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream,” took…

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    Guns and Civil Rights

    Charles Cobb talked about his book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, in which he discusses gun ownership and self-defense…

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    Book Discussion on Death of a King

    Tavis Smiley talked about his book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo America, the publishing…

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    Sports and Race

    Bill Russell and Jim Brown talked about changes in professional sports in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement. They spoke about their struggles for respect throughout their…

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