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  • Separation of Powers and Civil Rights
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    Separation of Powers and Civil Rights

    A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme…

  • Washington Journal Juan Williams Discusses emWhat the Hell Do You Have to Loseem
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    Juan Williams on What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?

    Juan Williams talked about his book, What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump’s War on Civil Rights.

  • Discussion on Mississippi Civil Rights History
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    Discussion on Mississippi Civil Rights History

    Authors Eric Etheridge, Brenda Travis, Jane Hearn, and Stephanie Rolph discussed civil rights history in Mississippi.

  • Kathleen Cleaver and Peniel Joseph on Civil Rights and Race Relations in 1968
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    Kathleen Cleaver and Peniel Joseph on Civil Rights and Race Relations in 1968

    Historians Peniel Joseph and Professor Kathleen Cleaver talked about civil rights and race relations as part of C-SPAN’s series “1968: America in Turmoil.” Professor Cleaver is a former Black…

  • Jackson Foundation and Museum
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    Jackson Foundation and Museum

    In the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr. often visited the Jackson family home in Selma, Alabama. It was in the family’s living room where he watched President Johnson urge Congress to pass the Voting Rights…

  • Martin Luther King Jrs Mountaintop Speech 50th Anniversary
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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…

  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

  • emWhat Truth Sounds Likeem
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    What Truth Sounds Like

    Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and author and activist James Baldwin on May 24, 1963, held in the hopes…

  • emTo the Promised Landem
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    To the Promised Land

    University of Washington history and humanities professor Michael Honey recounted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for economic equality.

  • After Words with James Swanson
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    After Words with James Swanson

    James Swanson retraced events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He is interviewed by Jesse Holland, author and race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press.

  • emLighting the Fires of Freedomem
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    Lighting the Fires of Freedom

    Janet Dewart Bell provided a history of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement.

  • emDont Be a Suckerem
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    Don't Be a Sucker

    Produced by the Department of War in 1947, this dramatized film uses the experience of a Hungarian American to warn against the dangers of persecuting minorities. Reacting to a hate-filled…

  • Taylor Branch Reflects on Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulitzer Prize author and historian Taylor Branch spoke about the life and legacy of the civil rights leader at an…

  • emHarvey Milkem
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    Harvey Milk

    Lillian Faderman recalled the life of the late San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in America. He was assassinated in 1977, after serving one year…

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge
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    Edmund Pettus Bridge

    General Edmund Pettus, the namesake for the bridge at the beginning of the route from Selma to Montgomery, was a Civil War General and two-term U.S. Senator from Alabama. John Giggie, University of Alabama…

  • Civil Rights
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    Civil Rights

    UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, held its annual convention and hosted an afternoon discussion focusing on civil rights and activism. Panelists included the presidents…

  • Philadelphia Sports and Social Change in 1968
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    Philadelphia, Sports and Social Change in 1968

    This program was from a symposium titled “1968: Philly and The World.” The discussion focused on the impact of local and international sports on social change and civil rights in 1968.…

  • Protests in Philadelphia Germany and Mexico in 1968
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    Protests in Philadelphia, Germany, and Mexico in 1968

    Three historians and a professor of Latin American studies talked about 1968 protests for civil rights and social change in Philadelphia, Germany and Mexico. This program was a session from a day-long…

  • Reel America emOn the Caseem 1968
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    On the Case

    This film documents the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, which was organized by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to shift the focus of the civil…

  • Ann Scherer Interview About emOn the Caseem
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    Ann Scherer Interview About On the Case

    Ann Scherer discussed her late husband Edward Scherer and his 1968 film about the Poor People’s Campaign. On the Case documented the experience of participants in the protest for economic justice,…

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