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  • President Trump Opens Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi
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    President Trump at Civil Rights Museum Opening

    President Trump attended the opening day ceremony of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson.

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    Storming the Heavens and The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

    Professor Gerald Horne talked about two books on the history of the African American struggle for civil rights. In Storming the Heavens, he describes the early efforts by African Americans…

  • Little Rock Arkansas After 1959
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, After 1959

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents discussed changes in the city after schools reopened in 1959. Speakers included two of the African American students known as the “Little Rock Nine.” In…

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    Zarda v. Altitude Express Oral Argument

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument for Zarda v. Altitude Express. The case concerns whether sexual orientation discrimination was protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.…

  • Little Rock Arkansas Before 1957
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, Before 1957

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President…

  • Little Rock Arkansas 195859
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, 1958-59

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents looked back to 1958 and 1959, sometimes called the “lost year,” when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation.

  • Little Rock Central High School Tour
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    Little Rock Central High School Tour

    Spirit Trickey, a National Park Service ranger, gave a tour of Little Rock Central High School, a national historic site. Her mother, Minnijean Brown, was one of “The Little Rock Nine,” the…

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    1964 Film Nine From Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy Tyson talked about his book The Blood of Emmett Till, in which he recalls the life and death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year old African-American, who was tortured and killed in…

  • Civil Rights and the Little Rock Nine
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    Civil Rights and the Little Rock Nine

    Ernest Green spoke about his experience as one of the first nine African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. The school was the…

  • Washington Journal Bruce LeVell Discusses President Trumps Outreach to Minorities
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    Bruce LeVell on President Trump's Outreach to Minorities

    Bruce LeVell of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump talked about President Trump’s outreach to minorities.

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    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her…

  • US Votes on Expansion of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
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    Little Rock Central High Historic Site

    The House debated, and later unanimously passed, a measure to mark the 60th anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine.” The bill expands the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School…

  • Integration of Baseball
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    Integration of Baseball

    Terumi Rafferty-Osaki, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at American University, specializes in twentieth century U.S. history, immigration and ethnicity, and civil rights. In…

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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…

  • Ministers March for Justice Speaking Portion
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    Ministers March for Justice, Speaking Portion

    Reverend Al Sharpton, led the “Ministers March for Justice” on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. The…

  • Martin Luther King Jr
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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Professor Clayborne Carson talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, early life, why he decided to become a reverend, and how that contributed to his work in the Civil Rights movement. This class…

  • emThe New Jim Crowem
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    The New Jim Crow

    Michelle Alexander talked about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which she argues that the “get tough on crime” policies that began in the early…

  • Latinos and the Civil Rights Movement
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    Latinos and the Civil Rights Movement

    Professor Oliver Rosales talked about Latinos, the Delano grape strike of the mid-1960s, and their place in the larger Civil Rights movement of the period. Professor Rosales shared his…

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    Undoing Plessy

    Gordon Andrews talked about his book Undoing Plessy: Charles Hamilton Houston, Race, Labor, and the Law, 1895-1950, in which he chronicles the life of attorney Charles Hamilton Huston and the role he played…

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