African-American Issues

Rachel Robinson and Myrlie Evers Williams, two widows of civil rights icons, spoke separately at the annual summer meeting. Rachel… read more

Rachel Robinson and Myrlie Evers Williams, two widows of civil rights icons, spoke separately at the annual summer meeting. Rachel Robinson’s late husband, Jackie Robinson, broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Myrlie Evers Williams' late husband, Medgar Evers, was an early civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1963. The women spoke about their husbands' legacies and the continuing work for civil rights. close

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177419-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 2003
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2003

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  • Aug 02, 2003 | 8:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 02, 2003 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 2003 | 8:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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