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Marshall, Texas [electronic resource]

Sunrise Media LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this program, Bill Moyers returns to his hometown of Marshall, Texas-discovering, in his words, "a new town perched on the memory of one that's gone." Today it is hoped and expected that all of Marshall's citizens, regardless of racial background, share the responsibilities of living and working in a small town. But there was a time in recent history when the opposite was assumed and accepted, when there were two Marshalls-one black, one white. The town was made up of "two worlds," says Moyers, and yet they were both "waiting for an event." The time was the 1960s and the event was the Civil Rights movement.
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84 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 26, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers (Television program)
A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers
  • Marshall, Texas: Small Town America (2:28)
  • Small Town America (3:32)
  • Religion in Marshall (4:17)
  • Texas Town (2:15)
  • Railroads in Marshall (3:38)
  • Small Town Stories (4:59)
  • Good Ole Days (3:24)
  • Small Town Values (2:03)
  • Small Town Roles (4:19)
  • Importance of Reading (5:36)
  • Small Town Entertainment (3:30)
  • Live by the Whistle (2:35)
  • Saturdays in a Small Town (3:14)
  • Shared Values of the Old South (2:47)
  • Mimosa Hall Cotton Plantation (5:06)
  • Remnants of Confederate Culture in the 20th Century (3:00)
  • A Town Divided (1:46)
  • Habits of a Small Southern Town (3:33)
  • Segregation "Etiquette" in the South (3:50)
  • Wiley College in the 1930s (2:31)
  • Contradiction of Segregation (2:08)
  • Segregation Protests (4:37)
  • Change in Marshall, Texas (4:11)
  • Marshall, Texas - Credits (1:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1984.
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  • 42054s Films Media Group
  • 42055 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (84 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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