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The Second American Revolution: Part 2 [electronic resource]

Sunrise Media LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The year 1954 can now be seen as a clarifying point of convergence in American history. Among other things, it was the year that brought the Supreme Court's decision to outlaw racial segregation in the schools of the United States. In this program, Bill Moyers, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee tell the story of how the New Deal, World War II, and postwar social changes set the stage for a long-awaited and hard-fought legal assault on the fortresses of segregation. The video also shows how the victory of 1954 sparked a decade of continuing nonviolent revolution that culminated in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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55 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 03, 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
  • 1954: Overview by Bill Moyers (2:13)
  • African Americans vs. the U.S. Constitution: Separate but Equal (3:19)
  • WWII and Racism (5:50)
  • Harry Truman and Civil Rights (4:35)
  • Howard University Law School (4:36)
  • NAACP and Segregation (6:40)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Non-Violence (3:33)
  • Rosa Parks (4:00)
  • Black Protesters (5:20)
  • 1963: Malcolm X (4:18)
  • March on Washington (3:32)
  • Black Struggle vs. Reality (3:20)
  • Inequality and Racism for Blacks (1:01)
  • Credits: The Second American Revolution, Part 2 (1:25)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1984.
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  • 42054s Films Media Group
  • 42062 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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