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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.

Civil Rights Act of 1964
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the debate and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with former congressional correspondents Roger Mudd and Andy Glass.
June 25, 2014 : 1 hr. 2 min.

60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Sherrilyn Ifill on the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case’s 60th anniversary, the effects of school desegregation in the U.S., and the status of integration.
May 17, 2014 : 48 min. 5 sec.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Georgetown University History Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Johnson in 1964.
April 11, 2014 : 40 min. 35 sec.

President Obama Remarks on Fair Pay
President Obama marked Equal Pay Day at the White House by signing an executive order seeking to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.
April 8, 2014 : 28 min. 35 sec.

Democratic Women Senators on Pay Equity
Senate Democrats, mainly women, spoke on the Senate floor about the pay equity bill.
April 8, 2014 : 59 min. 51 sec.

Solomon Northup's Descendants on "12 Years a Slave"
Vera Williams, Justin Gilliam, and Clayton Adams spoke about their ancestor Solomon Northup and the Oscar nominated movie based on his story, 12 Years a Slave.
March 7, 2014 : 1 hr. 6 min.

U.S. Race Relations in 2014
Sheryll Cashin, author of Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity and Sophia Nelson, author of Black Woman Redefined, talked about race relations in 2014.
February 1, 2014 : 55 min. 38 sec.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tour
Exhibit director Ahmad Ward provides a tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and discusses civil rights history.
November 3, 2013 : 29 min. 23 sec.
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