The Civil Rights Movement in Fact and Fiction

Dr. Henry Lacey is the moderator for a discussion of civil rights as they are portrayed in literature, as opposed to how they appear… read more

Dr. Henry Lacey is the moderator for a discussion of civil rights as they are portrayed in literature, as opposed to how they appear in reality. The panel members discussed their own involvement in, and memories of, the civil rights movement. They also talked about how it has impacted their writing and their lives. Also discussed is how the movement still affects life in the United States today and what can be learned from the lessons of the past. At the end of the discussion, they responded to questions from members of the audience.

Ms. McWhorter is the author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. Ms.Nunex is the author of several books including Grace and Bruised Hibiscus. Mr. Barton is a film critic, and an author. Mr. Elie holds a law degree and has served as a judge in New Orleans. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2003
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 2003

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  • May 10, 2003 | 11:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 14, 2003 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2003 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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