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  • 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.

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  • 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…

    54 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…

    56 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…

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  • 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…

    328 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…

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  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 3
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 3

    Legal and policy experts talked about the increase in hate crimes against transgenders, immigrants, and those of certain religious groups, and why many of these crimes go unreported.…

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  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 2
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a day-long public briefing on hate crimes and other bias-related incidents. This portion of the event included testimony by victims and advocates…

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  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 1
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 1

    Law enforcement officials outlined best practices for investigating and responding to hate crimes. Panelists included officials from the Justice Department, the International Association of…

    191 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…

    96 views
  • Brown Chapel AME Church
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    Brown Chapel AME Church

    Reverend Martin Luther King and the Southern Leadership Conference (SCLC) used Brown Chapel AME Church as a gathering space during the months leading up to the Civil Rights March. Pastor Leodis Strong talked…

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  • 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.…

    108 views
  • Selma Native Joyce Parrish ONeal Oral History Interview
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    Selma Native Joyce Parrish O'Neal Oral History Interview

    Selma native Joyce Parrish O’Neal joined the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery March with her mother and sister. She shared her stories of growing up as an African American in Selma prior to the 1965…

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  • Voting Rights March in Selma
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    Voting Rights March in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited…

    313 views
  • Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal
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    Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal

    African Americans arrived as slaves in Asheville, North Carolina, near the end of the 18th century, and since then they’ve played a role in the development of the city. In 2016, artist and activist DeWayne Barton…

    564 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.

    779 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.

    278 views
  • 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…

    443 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.

    841 views
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