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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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    Lonnie Bunch about Simeon Wright

    Lonnie Bunch talked about Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, in which he discusses witnessing the kidnap and murder of…

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    Lonnie Bunch about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer

    Lonnie Bunch spoke about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn, members of the “St. Augustine Four,” who were jailed for over four weeks and then sent to a reformatory as young teenagers…

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    Junius Williams Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Junius Williams talked about his life and career, including joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and the fight for equal rights during the Civil…

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    Lonnie Bunch about Junius Williams

    Lonnie Bunch talked about Junius Williams, director of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University, who joined Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s…

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    Simeon Wright Oral History Interview

    Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, talked about the kidnap and murder of his cousin, Emmet Till. Mr. Wright was…

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    University of Mississippi School of Law Commencement Address

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the University of Mississippi School of Law in the Grove. He talked about the changes in…

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    Book Discussion on Alabama's Civil Rights Trail

    Frye Gaillard, co-author of Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom, talked about some of Alabama’s civil rights events, as well as its…

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    Jimmy Carter at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Jimmy Carter gave the closing address on the first day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin,…

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    President Obama at Civil Rights Summit

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Oral History Interview

    Poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren interviewed the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., in his office in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 18, 1964, as research for Mr. Warren’s 1965…

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    Book Discussion on The First to Cry Down Injustice?

    Ellen M. Eisenberg talked about her book, The First to Cry Down Injustice?: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII, in which she explores the Jewish response to the removal and…

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    Washington Classroom on the Civil Rights Movement

    Students from the Washington Center and George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  Representative John Lewis (D-GA), an…

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    Marilyn Hildreth Interview

    Marilyn Hilderth talked about her family’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the work of her mother, who was the advisor of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council and…

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    Open Phones with Glenn Eskew, Part 2

    Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote…

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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony

    An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15,…

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    Open Phones with Barbara Shores

    Barbara Shores, daughter of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its…

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    Unveiling of Four Little Girls Memorial

    A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was unveiled. The Four Spirits sculpture, made by Elizabeth MacQueen, was installed in Kelly Ingram…

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