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    Representative John Lewis Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia

    Friends and family paid tribute to Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at a funeral service in Atlanta. The civil rights leader died July 17, 2020. Speakers included former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack…

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    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Mountaintop" Speech 50th Anniversary

    A ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Mountaintop” speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis the night before his assassination. In the speech, he reaffirmed his dedication to nonviolent…

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    Lawyers and Civil Rights

    Attorney Fred Gray, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others spoke about the roles played by lawyers in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement.

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    Montgomery Voting Rights Rally 50th Anniversary

    Bernice King spoke at a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March 25, 1965, voting rights rally in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

    Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked…

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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 3

    Younger civil rights activists talked about the future of the movement, how to better organize, and get youth involved in pushing for change. “The Next 50 Years: Freedom Forward” was a…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

    Leaders of the civil rights movement discussed the contribution women have made to the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. They focused on the current situation and…

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    Letter from Birmingham Jail Historical Marker

    Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke at a ceremony for the unveiling of the historical marker for Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” On…

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    Bernice King on Desert Rose

    Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, discussed a recently published biography of her mother, Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement. This program does not contain a…

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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

    Representative John Lewis introduced a video tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video presentation was followed by remarks by Dr. Kings’s children. The tribute marked the 45th anniversary of…

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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking

    At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial along the Tidal Basin near the Lincoln Memorial, participants spoke about the legacy of Reverend King and…

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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

    President Clinton along with other participants gathered at the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King and his father preached to honor him on what would have been his 67th birthday.