Civil Rights Foot SoldiersAired 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.
Children's Crusade Of 1963Aired 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.
Bloody SundayAired 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.
Sheyann Webb - Smallest Freedom FighterAired 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.”
March from Selma to MontgomeryAired 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.
Montgomery Bus BoycottAired 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.
Rosa Parks - Remembered By Her FriendsAired on Jun 03, 2020
Those who knew Rosa Parks personally discuss her legacy and their memories of her life.
Birmingham Church BombingAired 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.
Fred Shuttlesworth - Leading BirminghamAired 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.
John Lewis - Civil Rights LeaderAired 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.”
Solomon Seay Jr. - Civil Rights LawyerAired 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.
Coretta Scott King – Remembered by Her FriendsAired 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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Call to ActivismAired 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. – PastorAired 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.
Morris Dees - Southern Poverty Law CenterAired 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.”
Martha Hawkins - Georgia Gilmore's Club From NowhereAired 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.
Robert Graetz - Civil Rights LeaderAired 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.
Robert Graetz - House BombingAired 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. – House BombingAired 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.