A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian… read more

Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by Governor George Wallace. In response, President Kennedy called out the National Guard and Governor Wallace stepped aside. That evening, the president delivered a major civil rights address to the nation. The next day, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered at his home. The panelists discussed what it was like living through those events, and what motivated their actions on that day. A video of Vivian Malone, who died in 2005, was shown. Following the discussion they answered questions from members of the audience. Historic video footage was shown, including the remarks of Governor Wallace, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and portions of President Kennedy’s address. close

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

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 15, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 13, 2011

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  • Mar 15, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 15, 2008 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 2008 | 11:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 2008 | 6:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 12, 2009 | 11:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 13, 2009 | 5:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2010 | 12:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • May 17, 2010 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2010 | 6:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2011 | 1:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 12, 2011 | 6:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 13, 2011 | 2:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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