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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.

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.
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