Moments Of The Movement

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Sinopse

The National Museum of African American History and Cultures (NMAAHC) Civil Rights History Project, created by an act of Congress in 2009, is a joint effort of the Library of Congress and NMAAHC to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individualsmany who are unheraldedwho participated in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.

Episódios

  • Dorie Ann Ladner and Dr. Joyce Ann Ladner

    Dorie Ann Ladner and Dr. Joyce Ann Ladner

    30/08/2013

    The Civil Rights Movement is sometimes portrayed as the courageous efforts of individual men and women whose bigger-than-life heroism transformed American society. While working to prepare for the... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Gwendolyn Simmons

    Gwendolyn Simmons

    30/08/2013

    Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, many of the Southern states in America were segregated and openly oppressive to African Americans. With themes of civil resistance, nonviolent... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Esther Terry

    Esther Terry

    30/08/2013

    When the Civil Rights Movement began to gain traction throughout the south, much of the credit for its success rightly went to the college students from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • David and Toko Ackerman

    David and Toko Ackerman

    30/08/2013

    It seems almost natural that a movement with an aim of racial equity would include the young and the old, men and women, Northerners and Southerners, as well as various races. The husband and wife... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Courtland Cox

    Courtland Cox

    30/08/2013

    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom remains the most significant mass gathering in the Civil Rights Movement, and its success was largely due to the efforts of the many committee... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • William Anderson - MOTM

    William Anderson - MOTM

    30/08/2013

    As much as the Civil Rights Movement was driven by the men and women who boldly took steps toward change, it was clear that not much could be done without well-run organizations taking the lead.... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Robert Hayling - MOTM

    Robert Hayling - MOTM

    30/08/2013

    Dentist Robert Hayling has been hailed as the "father" of the Saint Augustine, Fla., civil rights movement. The NAACP recruited Hayling in the early 1960s to organize demonstrations and coordinate... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Phil Hutchings, March on Washington - MOTM

    Phil Hutchings, March on Washington - MOTM

    30/08/2013

    The March on Washington was one of the largest organized efforts for human rights in United States history. With its focus on civil and economic rights for African Americans, the overarching theme of... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Dorie Ann Ladner and Dr. Joyce Ann Ladner, March on Washington - MOTM

    Dorie Ann Ladner and Dr. Joyce Ann Ladner, March on Washington - MOTM

    30/08/2013

    1963 was a momentous year for the Civil Rights Movement. Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and voter-registration campaigns merged to galvanize people for the historic March in Washington on August 28. As two... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Phil Hutchings - Moments of the Movement

    Phil Hutchings - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

    While working toward similar goals of racial respect and human dignity, the paths various civil rights organizations took to achieve these goals sometimes varied—occasionally within the same... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Purcell Conway - Moments of the Movement

    Purcell Conway - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

    Young people played a key role in the civil rights movement. For some, their involvement came as an objection to their parents’ various fears. For a young Purcell Conway, his involvement was a family... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Carrie Young - Moments of the Movement

    Carrie Young - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

    When a group of black college students refused to leave a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960 after being denied service, they ignited a groundswell of sit-ins across the South. These... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Alfred Moldovan - Moments of the Movement

    Alfred Moldovan - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

    With the physical safety of civil rights workers at stake, it was imperative that trained medical practitioners be on hand during protests. The Medical Committee for Human Rights served that purpose.... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Freeman Hrabowski 2 - Moments of the Movement

    Freeman Hrabowski 2 - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

    With so much on the line, one might think that everyone in the Black community would be on the same page when it came to fighting for civil rights. But Birmingham native Freeman Hrabowski explains... Civil Rights and Change in America

  • Freeman Hrabowski - Moments of the Movement

    02/08/2013

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