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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    821 views
  • 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.

    461 views
  • 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.

    937 views
  • 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.

    319 views
  • 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…

    1,750 views
  • 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…

    121 views
  • 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…

    792 views
  • 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…

    305 views
  • 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…

    926 views
  • 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…

    179 views
  • 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…

    111 views
  • 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.…

    144 views
  • 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…

    134 views
  • 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…

    248 views
  • 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,…

    72 views
  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 “Poor People’s Campaign,” which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil…

    618 views
  • Jamie Wallace on Selma Marches
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    Jamie Wallace on Selma Marches

    Reporter Jamie Wallace worked for the Selma Times-Journal from 1958-1972. Mr. Wallace recounted his coverage of the Selma marches and the role the press played during tumultuous events. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • emMarching Through the Flameem
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    Marching Through the Flame

    In his book, Marching Through the Flame, author Henry Allen recalled his childhood in Selma and the impact of the civil rights protests. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    59 views
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