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    President Obama's Civil Rights Legacy

    A panel of historians, authors and academics look at civil rights in the age of Obama and what’s ahead for the next administration. This was part of a recent conference on Race and Justice in the Age of Obama at the…

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    School Segregation

    Nikole Hannah-Jones talked about the way racial segregation in housing and schools had been maintained through official action and policy. She spoke with Professor Keith Gessen. “Writing Segregation…

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    16th St. Baptist Church

    The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He focused on activities of the civil rights movement and the Sunday, September 15, 1963, bombing of the church that…

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    Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis' digital director and policy adviser, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and…

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    The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

    On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls about the…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, docket number 14-981. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate…

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    2016 Elie Wiesel Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (R-GA) delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual fundraising dinner as he was presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award for his moral and…

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    Jackson State University Commencement Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of historically black Jackson State University. Mrs. Obama spoke about the school’s segregated past, and…

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    Interview with Jeanne Theoharis

    Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. She was interviewed at the 15th annual…

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    Martin Luther King Press Conference

    Martin Luther King, Jr., was interviewed by four journalists for “Press Conference U.S.A.,” a U.S. Information Agency (USIA) series that was distributed internationally. The interviewers were…

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    March

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about his book March: Book Two, in which he recalls his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. The book is the second part of an illustrated…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on…

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    An Evening With Julian Bond

    Julian Bond talked about his life and his civil rights career of more than 50 years since, at the age of 20, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He discussed the…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights History

    Panelists talked about the history of civil rights in America. The panel was moderated by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at…

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    At the Dark End of the Street

    Danielle McGuire, assistant history professor at Wayne State University, recounts the politically active life of Rosa Parks, a side of the civil rights figure that the author contends has…

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    All Eyes Are Upon Us and Multiply/Divide

    Jason Sokol, author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, and Wendy Walters, author of Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, talked about civil…

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    Struggle for Equality in Texas

    Mark Smith and John Anderson talked about the struggle for equality for Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women in Texas. This segment also featured information about the Texas struggle for…

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address to the 1965 graduating class of Howard University. In the speech, which was delivered two months before he signed the Voting Rights…

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    Jimmie Lee and James

    Steve Fiffer and Adar Cohen talked about their book, Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America. They were joined by Reverend Joseph Ellwanger and Paul Adams,…

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    Voting Rights Address

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all…

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