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CLIP: Indiana Religious Freedom Law
Sam Baker talked about his piece in the National Journal on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which received backlash after it was signed into law in March 2015 by Governor Mike Pence (R).
April 2, 2015 : 3 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at Selma 50th Anniversary
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
March 7, 2015 : 7 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: "Justice for All" March
Al Sharpton discusses the march being held in Washington, DC to protest police brutality and the lack of indictments in the deaths of black men.
December 13, 2014 : 2 min.

CLIP: Sen. McCain (R-AZ) on CIA Interrogations
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
December 10, 2014 : 5 min. 56 sec.

Attorney General Holder on Eric Garner Case
Attorney General Eric Holder announced a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner. Mr. Garner died after a New York police officer placed him in a choke hold. A grand jury declined to press charges against the officer.
December 3, 2014 : 3 min. 49 sec.

President Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House after a grand jury in St. Louis decided it didn’t have enough evidence to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed an unarmed teenager this summer.
November 24, 2014 : 9 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Eric Holder Resignation Analysis
Carrie Johnson discussed Eric Holder’s decision to step down, its impact, and possible replacements for Attorney General.
September 26, 2014 : 4 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Eric Holder Resignation Speech
Attorney General Eric Holder discussed his decision to resign, as well as his time as Attorney General.
September 25, 2014 : 2 min. 42 sec.

CLIP: Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights
Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in Mississippi in the 1960s. He explained why segregation was so intertwined in Mississippi’s culture and why civil rights efforts were so important in the state.
July 13, 2014 : 11 min. 30 sec.

1964 Mississippi Summer Project
Participants in the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, a coordinated voter registration effort between Southern civil rights organizations, talked about their experiences.
June 28, 2014 : 1 hr. 33 min.
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