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We Shall Overcome

“ became the theme song of this movement. It’s a powerful song and you can go anywhere in the world today where there is trouble and you will find this song and still see people in the streets marching and singing it. 520 more words

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50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

The Selma to Montgomery March was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. March 7, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of  Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, when civil rights activists first attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama but were met with brutal resistance from state troopers and deputized citizens on the Edmud Pettus Bridge. 614 more words

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Early Bert Williams Film Added to the National Film Registry

The 2014 National Film Registry list has been released and among the films to be preserved is an early feature-length unreleased film by Bert Williams, a vaudeville performer, and the first African-American to headline on Broadway. 396 more words

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Henry Hampton, Selma, and Eyes on the Prize

A new film, Selma directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, has opened in theaters. Selma is a dramatized version of the tumultuous events in that town that became a turning point in the civil rights movement. 652 more words

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Fred Hampton (1948-1969)

Eyes on the Prize II: A Nation of Law? (1968-1971), one of the episodes from Henry Hampton’s definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement, told the story of the killing of a young, charismatic leader of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton. 1,779 more words

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John Doar, Civil Rights Attorney, Dies at 92

John Doar, a lawyer who worked as an attorney and as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department during the height of the civil rights movement, has died at age 92. 771 more words

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Risking Everything Exhibition

Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive presents a traveling exhibition from the Wisconsin Historical Society on Freedom Summer, Risking Everything. Through September 29, visitors can see the exhibit on Level One of Olin Library featuring materials selected from over 1,100 boxes of unpublished papers created by individual activists, community groups, and national organizations. 314 more words

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