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  • emThe Heavens Might Crackem
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    The Heavens Might Crack

    University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol recalled the nation’s reaction to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. The author reported that at the time of…

    355 views
  • emRedemptionem
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    Redemption

    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…

    73 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.

    152 views
  • Panelists Debate Religious Freedom and Equal Rights
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    Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Law

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted a debate about the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. On the panel was an attorney…

    138 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.

    674 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…

    655 views
  • Rep John Lewis Gives Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Representative John Lewis (GA) talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr and Social Activism
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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Social Activism

    On the 50th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past and present civil rights leaders that included Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Marian Wright…

    398 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    557 views
  • World War II and Civil Rights
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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Charles McKinney talked about early civil rights efforts during the World War II era. He described movements to end segregation and court cases challenging “separate but equal”…

    569 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…

    443 views
  • Washington Journal Sophia Nelson Discusses the 50th Anniversary of MLKs Assassination
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    Sophia Nelson on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

    Author and commentator Sophia Nelson talked about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination and other news of the day.

    446 views
  • Viewers Comment on 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination
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    Open Phones on MLK Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    94 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Funeral Coverage 1968
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Services

    CBS News coverage from April 9, 1968, of the funeral services for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, one of King’s closest friends,…

    1,347 views
  • emMartin Luther King  Assassination and Aftermathem
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    Martin Luther King - Assassination and Aftermath

    This CBS News Special Report was broadcast on April 5, 1968, one day after the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in Memphis. It includes reports of widespread burning and looting in…

    639 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Death Announcement
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Death Announcement

    CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite announces the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, and President Lyndon Johnson makes a statement.

    1,152 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

    651 views
  • Discussion on the Last Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

    966 views
  • emA More Beautiful and Terrible Historyem
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    A More Beautiful and Terrible History

    Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College (CUNY), argued that the history of the civil rights movement has been sanitized.

    583 views
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