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  • emComcast Corporation v National Association of AfricanAmerican Owned Mediaem Oral Argument
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    Comcast Corporation v. National Association of African-American Owned Media Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Comcast Corporation v. National Association of African-American Owned Media , a case concerning alleged racial discrimination in programming…

  • Reading of MLKs 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail
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    Reading of MLK's 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) led a group of Democratic and Republican senators in a commemorative reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Martin Luther King…

  • Rosa Parks and Civil Rights Activism
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    Rosa Parks and Civil Rights Activism

    Civil rights pioneers Fred Gray and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about Rosa Parks and her long history of civil rights activism. They highlighted her influence in igniting boycotts and…

  • emRedemptionem
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    Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom recounted the last 31 hours of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which included his “Mountaintop Speech,” to a gathering of striking sanitation workers on…

  • After Words Cornel West
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    After Words with Cornel West

    Cornel West, editor of The Radical King, talked about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, radical political thinking, a side of the late civil rights leader that the author argues has been…

  • emThe Speechem
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    The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

  • Marion Cheek Jackson Center
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    Marion Cheek Jackson Center

    Members of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill’s Civil Rights history, including the Chapel Hill Nine sit-in on February 28, 1960. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

  • Law Professors on Voting Rights
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    Law Professors on Voting Rights

    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a discussion on voting rights. Speakers included law professors from UCLA, Duke University, and the University of Southern…

  • emThe Fire Is Upon Usem
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    The Fire Is Upon Us

    Nicholas Buccola, chair in political science at Linfield College, recalled the February 18, 1965, televised debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. over the civil rights…

  • emThe Assassination of Fred Hamptonem
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    The Assassination of Fred Hampton

    Jeffrey Haas talked about his book The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther (Lawrence Hill Books; November 1, 2009). On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton,…

  • World War I African Americans and Civil Rights
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    World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. In conjunction, the museum also has…

  • QA with John Doar
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    Q&A with John Doar

    John Doar, former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, talked about his involvement in several major civil rights events during the 1960s. In…

  • Sharon Robinson Discusses Memoir emChild of the Dreamem
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    Open Phones with Sharon Robinson

    Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson, reflected on her life in the civil rights movement. She discussed her book and took viewer phone…

  • Civil Rights and Ronald Walters Career
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    Civil Rights and Ronald Walters' Career

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Peniel Joseph taught a class on the life and career of civil rights pioneer Ronald Walters. In 1958, Mr. Walters organized a desegregation sit-in and…

  • Lessons of the Reconstruction Era
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    Lessons of the Reconstruction Era

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a program titled, “Lessons of the Reconstruction Period for Today’s Civil Rights Debates.” Historians Eric Foner and Thavolia Glymph discussed the…

  • 1960s Black Freedom Movement
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    1960s Black Freedom Movement

    Four civil rights activists discussed their experiences as part of the 1960s black freedom movement. Panelists also talked about race relations in modern times and how lessons learned in…

  • Author Discussion on Race and Civil Rights in America
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    Author Discussion on Race and Civil Rights in America

    Authors Rebecca Tuuri, Shennette Garrett-Scott, Ted Ownby, William Sturkey and Dave Tell reflected on race and civil rights in America. They spoke at the 2019 Mississippi Book Festival.

  • Civil Rights Cold Cases
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    Civil Rights Cold Cases

    Professors Hank Klibanoff and Brett Gadsden talked about the intersection of Civil Rights politics and violence in mid-20th century Georgia. They talk about a number unsolved murders during…

  • Author Discussion on Desegregation
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    Author Discussion on Desegregation

    Authors Hezekiah Watkins, Michelle Purdy, Natalie Adams, and Jelani Favors examined desegregation efforts in the South during the civil rights movement. They spoke at the 2019 Mississippi…

  • Gender and 1960s Activism
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    Gender and 1960s Activism

    Stevenson University Professor Jamie Goodall taught a class about female activists and the 1960s civil rights movement. She focused on several women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

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