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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.(16 Photos)
See pictures from the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
March on Washington
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See pictures from the famous March on Washington.
Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics(10 Photos)
View images of famous female African American politicians and activists.
Black Women Authors
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Black Women Athletes
Black Women Athletes(16 Photos)
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Bet You Didn't Know: March on Washington
Bet You Didn't Know: March on WashingtonVideo Clip (2:33)
Video Clip (2:33)
Find out how Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech became an impromptu addition to the March on Washington.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964Video Clip (2:57)
Video Clip (2:57)
After years of struggle and setbacks, advocates for equality celebrate the passage of sweeping legislation that prohibits racial discrimination.
Separate But Not Equal
Separate But Not EqualVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes down segregation in public schools, sparking the Civil Rights movement.
King Leads the March on Washington
King Leads the March on WashingtonVideo Clip (3:10)
Video Clip (3:10)
On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.
Blacks in the Military
Blacks in the MilitaryVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Learn how blacks serving in WWII helped forward the Civil Rights Movement.
Little Rock Nine
Little Rock NineVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
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.
Freedom MarchVideo Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
Newsreel footage of the freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.Video Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
On Ask Steve, the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassination was discussed. His connection with the White House was cut off my President Lyndon Johnson because of his lack of support for the Vietnam War. He then went to Memphis.
This Day in History: 07/2/1964 - Johnson Civil Rights Act
This Day in History: 07/2/1964 - Johnson Civil Rights ActVideo Clip (1:00)
Video Clip (1:00)
In a This Day in History video, learn that on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights movement had been gathering force.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Lyndon Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
Lyndon Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964Audio Clip (3:44)
Audio Clip (3:44)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education, and outlawed segregation in public facilities.
Johnson on KKK Murder of Civil Rights Worker
Johnson on KKK Murder of Civil Rights WorkerAudio Clip (4:28)
Audio Clip (4:28)
On March 25, 1965, Viola Gregg Liuzzo was murdered in Selma, Alabama. The following day, President Lyndon Johnson announces on national radio and television the capture of her killers.
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