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  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Wellesley College Professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    462 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Anniversary
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    Brown v Board of Education Anniversary

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    Remarks from Linda Brown who was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas Supreme Court case and an interview with Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP attorney who represented the…

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  • 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…

    654 views
  • emThe Last Negroes at Harvardem
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    The Last Negroes at Harvard

    Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted into Harvard in 1959 during the civil rights movement.

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  • Martin Luther King Assassination Anniversary
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    Martin Luther King Assassination Anniversary

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    The April 4 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered with his last speech, President Lyndon Johnson’s address to the nation and a Book TV 2010 talk with Hampton Sides,…

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  • 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…

    389 views
  • 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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  • QA with Peggy Wallace Kennedy
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    Q&A with Peggy Wallace Kennedy

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, the author of The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation, talked about her segregationist father’s controversial career as the former four-term Alabama…

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  • Thurgood Marshall as a Civil Rights Lawyer
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    Thurgood Marshall as a Civil Rights Lawyer

    Spencer Crew, interim director of the National Museum of African Amercan History and Culture discussed the life of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall with legal historian Paul…

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  • Voting Rights in Minority Communities
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    Voting Rights in Minority Communities

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on voting rights in low income and minority communities. Witnesses included the president of Repairers of the Breach, civil and voting rights attorney…

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  • Stacey Abrams at Morehouse College
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    Stacey Abrams at Morehouse College

    Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee, spoke about political activism and voting rights to students at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Among her remarks, she said she…

    378 views
  • Homeland Security Officials Testify on Facial Recognition Technology Usage
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    Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology

    John Wagner, the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) deputy executive assistant commissioner of field operations, testified on how the agency uses facial recognition and biometrics technologies…

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  • Washington Journal Inez Stepman Discusses Efforts to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
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    Inez Stepman on Efforts to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

    Inez Stepman discussed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed amendment to the Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all U.S. citizens regardless of…

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  • Washington Journal Carol Jenkins Discusses Efforts to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
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    Carol Jenkins on Efforts to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

    ERA Coalition Co-President and CEO Carol Jenkins talked about efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. She spoke via video link from New York City.

    210 views
  • 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…

    1,785 views
  • 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…

    1,440 views
  • Memorial Foundation Holds Annual MLK WreathLaying Ceremony
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    Memorial Foundation Holds Annual MLK Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    The Memorial Foundation held its annual wreath-laying ceremony in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers at the ceremony included Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin…

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  • 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…

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