Sunday, January 20, 2013

Remembering the struggle for racial equality

We celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 21. Here is a curated set of film clips that serve to recall the major challenges of inequality, segregation, and violence that faced the African American community in the Jim Crow racial system of the 1940s and 1950s.  These videos capture some of the signal moments in that struggle through the 1960s. Dr. King's contribution to American history is truly pivotal in this "second American revolution". 

Dr. King on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955

Little Rock Nine, 1957

 Freedom Riders, 1961 video

The integration of Ole Miss 1962

Voter registration in Mississippi, 1963

The March on Washington 1963

The Birmingham Church Bombing 1963

The murder of Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner 1964 [1:22]

Dr King in Selma, 1965

Dr King in Montgomery, 1965

Bloody Sunday, Selma 1965

Martin Luther King, I'm tired of violence, Yazoo, 1966

Martin Luther King, Montgomery to Memphis 1965 documentary
(with video of "I have a dream" speech" at the end)

Here is a Prezi version of this collection; link.


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Anthony said...

Thanks for finding and sharing the clips. Good blog post.

andreasmoser said...

And I thought it all began with Django: