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Public Service Law

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Ms. Jones, winner of the 1998 UVA Distinguished Alumni Award and Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), gives a brief history of the lack of rights of women and blacks in the United States. She discusses about the work of the LDF. She also talks about problems with the 4th circuit court and the discrimination against women in the criminal justice system.
VHS
2000
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Leadership Challenges in Civil Rights Law With Julian Bond and Michael Klarman

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Panel discussion in honor of the contributions to the Civil Rights movement of black lawyers Oliver Hill and Henry L. Marsh in the post World War II period in the South. Klarman speaks of the threat of physical violence, racial prejudice of judges and juries, and teaching blacks about their rights as people. Bond speaks briefly of three periods: the Brown decision, Civil Rights Act of 1965, and the backlash from 1969 to the present. Marsh, the first Afro-American mayor of Richmond, talks about his experiences. Massive resistance to school integration in Virginia is also discussed.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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What We Did: Young Leadership in the 1960s

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After briefly mentioning the three kinds of black leadership - mainstream (such as in the civil rights movement), Marxist, and conservative (Separatists) - Julian Bond describes the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He pays particular attention to the activities of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Where Do We Go From Here?

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A talk by Rev. Hooks, a former president of the NAACP, commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Hooks described King's last day and last speech. He also discussed his own experiences and the advances of blacks following King's death. Rev. Hooks also addressed the role of the black church in civil rights.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Democracy, War and the Responsibility of Intellectuals in a Bushwacked America

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Playwright, poet and activist Baraka discusses the checkered history of the civil rights struggle in America. He challenges his audience to become familiar with recommended works of Black literature as a step towards personal responsibility and self determination in the fight against racism. The lecture ends with a reading of his poem Jungle Jim flunks his screen test.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Race, Gender and the New Political Landscape

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Mary Frances Berry gives the keynote address on race, gender and political progress in this country as part of Black History Month events. She discusses the progress made towards equal opportunity, but also talks about such issues as health, insurance, education, unemployment, immigration, etc.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)