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Lay My Burden Down

One year after the dramatic Selma-to-Montgomery march and the ensuing Voting Rights Act of 1965, rural black citizens are no less hungry, no better educated, and no more powerful politically.
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2017; 1966
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Freedom Riders

In 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for traveling together on buses and trains in the Deep South. Stanley Nelson offers the first film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists.
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2019; 2011
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

More than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded the group and its leadership remains powerful and enduring images in our popular imagination. This will weave together the voices of those who lived this story-police informants journalists white supporters and detractors those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
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2018; 2015
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Events That Changed America: Roots and Revolution

African Americans have historically been on the fringes of society, but they have wrought major changes in this country. This program from Tony Brown's Journal examines two phenomena that have shaped the course of American history: one rooted in the precepts of liberty, freedom and justice and the other that embraced the universality of the black experience.
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2018; 1999
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Stevie Wonder Plays His Own Keys of Life

This video from Tony Brown's Journal features a one-on-one interview between Stevie Wonder and Tony Brown.
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2018; 1984
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A Stacked Deck

This program from Tony Brown's Journal takes a historical look at how Jim Crow and racism adverselly impacted the economic growth of the Black community. Featuring U.S. Attorney Clint Bolick, Vice President and Director of Litigation at the Institute For Justice and author of Unfinished Business: A Civil Rights Strategy, the program presents a series of revealing film clips that chronicle the history of Jim Crowism. Bolick examines current efforts to knock down laws that impair basic economic liberty for Blacks.
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2018; 1992
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The Raleigh Civil Rights Movement

This panel of local leaders provides a close-up look at the sit-in movement in Raleigh, North Carolina-the city of SNCC's birthplace-and the segregation existing there in the 1940s and 50s.
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2018; 2011