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Former KKK Member Apologizes to Rep. John Lewis

Date : 02/05/2009

Clip Length : 00:01:09

Elwin Wilson, a South Carolina man who once attacked Georgia Representative John Lewis during a civil rights march in 1961, went to Washington in early 2009 to apologize for his racist past.

Former KKK Member Apologizes to Rep. John Lewis
25th Anniversary of Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In

Date : 02/01/1985

Clip Length : 00:02:27

25 years after one of the most pivotal moments in the civil rights movement, the Greensboro, North Carolina lunch counter sit-in, African American participants return to the same lunch counter.

25th Anniversary of Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In
The Freedom Riders

Date : 10/01/2004

Clip Length : 00:09:58

This 2004 NBC documentary recounts the groundbreaking journey of the Freedom Riders from Washington, D.C. to Montgomery, Alabama in 1961.

The Freedom Riders
John Lewis Discusses Reenacting Historic Bus Rides of 1961

Date : 05/12/2001

Clip Length : 00:03:40

In 1961, a dozen or so friends decided to test a new Supreme Court ruling in the case Boynton v. Virginia that banned the forced separation of whites and blacks in interstate travel. The friends became known as the Freedom Riders, a mix of African-Americans and whites riding various forms of public transportation in the South to challenge the era of segregation. Congressman John Lewis from Georgia, one of the original Freedom Riders, discusses the original goals of the Freedom Riders.

John Lewis Discusses Reenacting Historic Bus Rides of 1961
Robert Kennedy Responds to Attacks on Freedom Riders

Date : 05/28/1993

Clip Length : 00:03:54

Congressman John Lewis recalls May 4 in 1961, when seven whites and six blacks traveled south to test a decision of the U. S. Supreme Court to outlaw segregation in public transportation. Attorney General Robert Kennedy intervenes on behalf of these Freedom Riders.

Robert Kennedy Responds to Attacks on Freedom Riders
Start of Sit-Ins in Nashville

Date : 10/01/2004

Clip Length : 00:01:24

NBC's Lester Holt reports on civil rights veteran Diane Nash, who was part of the early fight to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville.

Start of Sit-Ins in Nashville
Martin Luther King, Jr. Debates Segregationist Editor

Date : 11/26/1960

Clip Length : 00:27:58

In an NBC News special entitled "Are Sit-In Strikes Justifiable?" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. debates segregationist editor James J. Kilpatrick about the necessity and legality of sit-in strikes.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Debates Segregationist Editor
Robert F. Kennedy Secures the Release of Martin Luther King, Jr. from Prison

Date : 05/28/1993

Clip Length : 00:02:49

In October 1960, Robert F. Kennedy intercedes with a judge on behalf of Martin Luther King Jr., who was sentenced to jail in Atlanta.

Robert F. Kennedy Secures the Release of Martin Luther King, Jr. from Prison
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discusses Sit-In Demonstrations

Date : 04/17/1960

Clip Length : 00:23:46

Sit-ins have emerged as a new, non violent strategy to end segregation in public places. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says the movement has an educational value because it will cause people to reevaluate segregation and the stereotypes they hold about African Americans.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discusses Sit-In Demonstrations

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