Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
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Integration of Central High School
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In 1957 nine black students enrolled at the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Separate But Not Equal
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In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes down segregation in public schools, sparking the Civil Rights movement.
Little Rock Nine
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Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
Integration at Ole Miss
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Newsreel footage of President Kennedy's address to the American people after the University of Alabama riots in 1962.
King Leads the March on Washington
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On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
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After years of struggle and setbacks, advocates for equality celebrate the passage of sweeping legislation that prohibits racial discrimination.
Ask Steve: George Wallace
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Who is George Wallace and why is he important? Steve Gillon shows the importance and significance of George Wallace in American history. Through his racist views, George Wallace redefined the American Political System.
W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara Movement
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W.E.B. Dubois was integral to the advancement of racial equality.
George Wallace Opposes Integration
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Newsreel footage of former Alabama Governor George Wallace standing against desegregation while being confronted by federal authorities at the University of Alabama in 1963.
Voting Rights Bill
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Newsreel footage of President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Bill.
Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers
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Jackie Robinson's accomplishments on and off the field opens doors for all African Americans.
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Brown v. Board of Education Ruling
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On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. A commentary on the ruling explores the differing theories on integration at the time.
A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality
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Born April 15, 1889, A. Philip Randolph was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in America. In one of many speeches on racial justice, Randolph ponders the question of how to right past wrongs.
Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism
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Fannie Lou Hamer, who worked as a field organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to expand black voter registration, discusses her awakening to racial injustice.
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