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  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign Organizers
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign Organizers

    Peter Edelman, former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founding member Bernard Lafayette spoke at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of…

  • Martin Luther King Jr and Social Activism
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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Social Activism

    On the 50th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past and present civil rights leaders that included Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Marian Wright…

  • Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March
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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Bernard LaFayette and Clayborne Carson talked about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and responded to viewer comments and questions. They were at the Edmund Pettus Bridge…

  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    In a forum titled “A Politically Incorrect Conversation: 45 Years of Struggle, Vision and Victory,” participants talked about the civil rights movement, the present state of race relations,…

  • Freedom Riders Roundtable
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    Freedom Riders Roundtable

    Former civil rights activists talked about their experiences as freedom riders on integrated buses during the civil rights movements of the 1960s. Following their remarks they answered…

  • emThe Childrenem
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    The Children

    David Halberstam discusses his new book, The Children In the book, Mr. Halberstam profiled the young men and women active in the Civil Rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1960s.…