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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: The Long Assault on Voting Rights

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this edition of Moyers & Company, acclaimed historian Gary May - a specialist in American political, diplomatic, and social history - joins Bill to put the recent Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act into historical perspective, noting it's just one moment in a long, ongoing struggle to ensure voting rights for every American. May is the author of five books, including Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy.
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32 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 19, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Long Assault on Voting Rights
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Moyers & company (Television program)
  • Introduction: The Long Assault on Voting Rights (1:34)
  • Overcoming Bigotry (1:30)
  • Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act (1:28)
  • Civil Rights Leader Reverend C.T. Vivian (2:35)
  • Pivotal March to Montgomery (1:54)
  • Bloody Sunday (1:49)
  • Media Attention (1:07)
  • Barriers to Voter Registration (3:38)
  • LBJ's Texas Experience with Discrimination (2:02)
  • Party Cooperation (1:59)
  • Voting Rights Suppression (1:42)
  • Changes to the Voting Rights Act (2:18)
  • Political Agenda or Just Out of Touch (1:58)
  • Power Given to the Congress (1:29)
  • Consequences of the Supreme Court Decision (1:49)
  • Moyers & Company: The Long Assault on Voting Rights (2:28)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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Broadcast date: July 12, 2013.
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55119 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (32 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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