Episode 1 Civil Rights Foot Soldiers
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Civil Rights Foot Soldiers

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

They will never get their names in the history books, yet the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights movement changed history for the better through their unsung acts of courage.

Episode 2 Children's Crusade Of 1963
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Children's Crusade Of 1963

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

From May 2 to May 5, 1963, thousands of children left their schools in Birmingham, Alabama, to march for civil rights. Police officers responded by using water cannons and dogs to attack and then arrest the children.

Episode 3 Bloody Sunday
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Bloody Sunday

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

On March 7, 1965 around 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights.

Episode 4 Sheyann Webb - Smallest Freedom Fighter
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Sheyann Webb - Smallest Freedom Fighter

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Sheyann Webb became involved with the Civil Rights Movement when she was 8 years old. On March 7, 1965, Webb was the youngest participant in the civil rights demonstration that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

Episode 5 March from Selma to Montgomery
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March from Selma to Montgomery

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

On Sunday, March 21, 1965, nearly 8,000 people began the five-day march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.

Episode 6 Montgomery Bus Boycott
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Montgomery Bus Boycott

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

For 382 days, almost the entire African-American population of Montgomery, Alabama, including leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, refused to ride on segregated buses, a turning point in the American civil rights movement.

Episode 7 Rosa Parks - Remembered By Her Friends
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Rosa Parks - Remembered By Her Friends

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Those who knew Rosa Parks personally discuss her legacy and their memories of her life.

Episode 8 Birmingham Church Bombing
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Birmingham Church Bombing

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church as church members prepared for Sunday services. The racially motivated attack killed four young girls and shocked the nation.

Episode 9 Fred Shuttlesworth - Leading Birmingham
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Fred Shuttlesworth - Leading Birmingham

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth was one of the South’s most prominent Civil Rights leaders. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., co-founded the SCLC and refused to waver even after he was brutally attacked.

Episode 10 John Lewis - Civil Rights Leader
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John Lewis - Civil Rights Leader

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis joined the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Lewis was a Freedom Rider, spoke at 1963’s March on Washington and led the demonstration that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

Episode 11 Solomon Seay Jr. - Civil Rights Lawyer
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Solomon Seay Jr. - Civil Rights Lawyer

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Solomon Seay Jr. was a prominent Civil Rights attorney in Montgomery, Alabama who worked on cases involving the Selma to Montgomery March, The Freedom Riders, John Lewis and the Lee vs. Macon public school desegregation.

Episode 12 Coretta Scott King – Remembered by Her Friends
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Coretta Scott King – Remembered by Her Friends

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

After her husband became pastor, Coretta Scott King joined the choir at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Hear two of her friends and members of the congregation remember Mrs. King’s legacy and her voice.

Episode 13 Martin Luther King, Jr. – Call to Activism
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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Call to Activism

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

On the night of January 27, 1956, when he was just 27 years old, Martin Luther King Jr. received a threatening phone call that would cause his life to change forever.

Episode 14 Martin Luther King Jr. – Pastor
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Martin Luther King Jr. – Pastor

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

From 1954 until 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was the pastor of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, the only church where MLK pastored and the site where he began his Civil Rights activism.

Episode 15 Morris Dees - Southern Poverty Law Center
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Morris Dees - Southern Poverty Law Center

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

In 1971, Morris Dees worked with fellow attorney Joseph J. Levin Jr. to found the Southern Poverty Law Center. The not-for-profit agency was formed to “combat hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.”

Episode 16 Martha Hawkins - Georgia Gilmore's Club From Nowhere
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Martha Hawkins - Georgia Gilmore's Club From Nowhere

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

In the 1950s, Georgia Gilmore organized The Club From Nowhere to sell food to help fund the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Martha Hawkins, the owner of Martha’s Place, discusses how she was inspired by Gilmore’s activism.

Episode 17 Robert Graetz - Civil Rights Leader
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Robert Graetz - Civil Rights Leader

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Reverend Robert Graetz was pastor of an all-black congregation at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Montgomery, Alabama, and a prominent civil rights activist who played a major role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Episode 18 Robert Graetz - House Bombing
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Robert Graetz - House Bombing

Aired on Jun 03, 2020

Reverend Robert Graetz, the white pastor of an all-black church in Montgomery, Alabama, became a target of racial hatred because of his civil rights activism, including the bombing of his house on two separate occasions.

Episode 19 Martin Luther King Jr. – House Bombing
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Martin Luther King Jr. – House Bombing

Aired on Oct 20, 2017

On September 30, 1956, Martin Luther King Jr.’s house was bombed by segregationists in retaliation for the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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