Years of Lightning, Day of Drums: Civil Rights and Freedom Riders

An excerpt from the documentary film Years of Lightning, Day of Drums about the Civil Rights movement and Freedom Riders was shown. It… read more

An excerpt from the documentary film Years of Lightning, Day of Drums about the Civil Rights movement and Freedom Riders was shown. It includes numerous clips, including the August 28, 1963, March on Washington, and excerpts of President Kennedy making an address on June 11, 1963.

Public Law 89-274 allowed this United States Information Agency film to be shown in the United States, two years after it was released overseas in 1964. Gregory Peck was the off-screen narrator. close

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

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Years of Lightning, Day of Drums: Civil Rights and Freedom Riders

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Program ID:
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Vignette
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2011

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  • May 22, 2011 | 5:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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