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    Jackson State University Commencement Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of historically black Jackson State University. Mrs. Obama spoke about the school’s…

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    2016 Elie Wiesel Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (R-GA) delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual fundraising dinner as he was presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award for his…

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    Martin Luther King Press Conference

    Martin Luther King, Jr., was interviewed by four journalists for “Press Conference U.S.A.,” a U.S. Information Agency (USIA) series that was distributed…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate admissions…

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    Book Discussion on March

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about his book March: Book Two, in which he recalls his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. The book is the second part of an illustrated…

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    Book Discussion on All Eyes Are Upon Us and Multiply/Divide

    Jason Sokol, author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, and Wendy Walters, author of Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, talked about civil…

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    Interview with Jeanne Theoharis

    Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. She was interviewed at the 15th…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights History

    Panelists talked about the history of civil rights in America. The panel was moderated by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American…

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address to the 1965 graduating class of Howard University. In the speech, which was delivered two months before he signed the Voting…

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    Book Discussion on Jimmie Lee and James

    Steve Fiffer and Adar Cohen talked about their book, Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America. They were joined by Reverend Joseph Ellwanger and…

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    Senators McCain and Durbin on Attorney General Vote

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) previous-day remarks about the Senate asking Loretta Lynch to sit at the “back of the bus” by delaying a…

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    Voting Rights Address

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all…

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Bernard LaFayette and Clayborne Carson talked about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and responded to viewer comments and questions. They were at the Edmund Pettus…

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Telephone lines were open for comments from viewers as live scenes were shown of the crowd waiting for the arrival of President Obama at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the…

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    Selma March 50th Anniversary, Opening

    The opening portion of an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, by voting rights activists.

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    Selma's 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March

    David Jackson spoke by phone about President Obama’s visit to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the police attack on civil rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus…

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    1964 Film Nine from Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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    Struggle for Equality in Texas

    Mark Smith and John Anderson talked about the struggle for equality for Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women in Texas. This segment also featured information about the Texas…

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    Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), author of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, and Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life, talked about their books and responded…

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    American History Tour of the Civil Rights Movement

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) travel beyond the Washington beltway to capture stories of literary and historic significance from small and mid-size cities across the county.…

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