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H. Rap Brown on the African-American Community

H. Rap Brown, the 1960s leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), speaks about the state of the African-American community as a whole.

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  • H. Rap Brown on the African-American Community
    H. Rap Brown on the African-American Community

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    H. Rap Brown, the 1960s leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), speaks about the state of the African-American community as a whole.

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    Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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    On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."

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    Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation

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  • John F. Kennedy Appeals to Mississippi Governor
    John F. Kennedy Appeals to Mississippi Governor

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    After many unfruitful telephone conversations with Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett, President John F. Kennedy calls the governor one more time to discuss the building tension over James Meredith’s impending registration at the University of Mississippi. Though the governor has made clear his opposition to the Supreme Court order to allow Meredith to attend the school, President Kennedy tries to assess whether the governor will maintain law and order when Meredith arrives.

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  • Bush on Los Angeles Riots
    Bush on Los Angeles Riots

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  • NAACP's Walter White Decries Racial Inequality
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    On June 29, 1947, at the closing session of the 38th annual conference for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Walter F. White, the organization’s executive secretary, warns that despite progress made in civil rights, true equality can’t be achieved with a "separate but equal" mandate.

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  • John F. Kennedy on Desegregation at Ole Miss
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    When Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett refused to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling demanding desegregation at the University of Mississippi and the admittance of James Meredith, President John F. Kennedy was forced to intervene. In his address to the nation on September 30, 1962, Kennedy explains his decision to federalize the state national guard in order to maintain law and order while Meredith registers at the college.

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt Commemorates World Children's Day
    Eleanor Roosevelt Commemorates World Children's Day

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  • Booker T. Washington on Race Relations
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    On September 18, 1895, at the Atlanta Exposition, Booker T. Washington rises to national fame when he delivers what came to be known as his “Atlanta Compromise” speech, in which he advocates for the races to work together while remaining separate socially.

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