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Date : 07/03/2009

Clip Length : 00:02:21

This July 4th weekend, James Young was sworn in as the first African American mayor of Philadelphia, Mississippi. For a town long  known for the brutal murder of three civil rights workers in 1964, Young's election, with multi-racial support, marks a turning point.

"Mississippi Burning" Town Elects First Black Mayor
1965 Voter Registration Problems in Mississippi

Date : 06/08/1965

Clip Length : 00:02:59

In the early 1960's, Mississippi has one of the worst records of black voting rights violations in the country. Starting in 1963, several volunteers from civil rights groups such as the NAACP, CORE, SNCC and COFO go to the state to register black voters. Their efforts are met with intimidation, violence and in some cases, murder. This video from 1965 includes commentary from civil rights crusader and Pulitzer Prize winner Hazel Brannon Smith, the local editor and publisher of The Lexington Advertiser, and Don Hamer, a 21-year old COFO director from Pittsburgh. In 1964, less than 7% of blacks were registered to vote. By 1969, the number is 67%.

1965 Voter Registration Problems in Mississippi
Malcolm X

Date : 01/29/2008

Clip Length : 00:04:31

Malcolm X rejected Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to non-violence. He believed African Americans had to separate themselves from white society to gain civil rights.

Malcolm X
Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic Convention

Date : 08/22/1964

Clip Length : 00:06:26

When a group of African-American delegates from Mississippi demanded to be seated at the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, the moving testimony by Fannie Lou Hamer made this former sharecropper a national spokeswoman for civil rights overnight.

Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic Convention
Signing of the Civil Rights Act

Date : 07/02/1964

Clip Length : 00:01:49

Congress passes the most sweeping Civil Rights Bill ever to be written into the law, and thus reaffirms the conception of equality for all men that began with Lincoln and the Civil War 100 years earlier.

Signing of the Civil Rights Act
20th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Date : 07/02/1984

Clip Length : 00:03:30

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed segregation in schools, public places and at work. On the 20th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's signing of the bill, NBC's Fred Briggs looks at how it has changed America.

20th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964
Murders of Southern Blacks in 1960's Still Unsolved

Date : 01/27/2007

Clip Length : 00:02:45

Decades later, many murders of blacks and racial hate crimes committed in the south during the Civil Rights era remain unsolved, but activists and the FBI continue to seek the killers, many of whom are still thought to be alive.

Murders of Southern Blacks in 1960's Still Unsolved
Malcolm X Criticizes Civil Rights Bill

Date : 06/24/1964

Clip Length : 00:02:07

At a June 1964 rally, Malcolm X criticizes the recent Civil Rights Bill.

Malcolm X Criticizes Civil Rights Bill
Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi

Date : 12/04/1964

Clip Length : 00:02:39

NBC's Edwin Newman reports from Mississippi on the day the FBI has arrested 21 white men in connection with the murders of three young civil rights workers the summer before.

Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi
Cloture Vote Limits Debate on Civil Rights Bill

Date : 06/01/1964

Clip Length : 00:01:38

This Universal Newsreel describes a day of decision on Capitol Hill as the Senate clears the way for the 1964 Civil Rights Act by voting to limit debate on the measure. GOP leader Edward Dirksen and Democratic Whip Hubert Humphrey muster enough votes to invoke cloture, meaning each senator is restricted to one hour of talk on the bill.

Cloture Vote Limits Debate on Civil Rights Bill
Mississippi Freedom Summer Claims Three Young Victims

Date : 01/01/2004

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In the summer of 1963, Mississippi was a dangerous place for civil rights workers to be. When three young civil rights workers disappeared on a June night, it shocked the nation and brought new attention to voter registration in the South.

Mississippi Freedom Summer Claims Three Young Victims
Ku Klux Klan Leader Charged in 40-Year-Old Triple Murder

Date : 01/07/2005

Clip Length : 00:02:17

The murder of three civil rights activists in 1964 that inspired the film "Mississippi Burning" never led to murder charges until today, when former Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen was brought into a Mississippi courthouse.

Ku Klux Klan Leader Charged in 40-Year-Old Triple Murder
Fannie Lou Hamer's Funeral Service Draws Civil Rights Luminaries

Date : 03/21/1977

Clip Length : 00:01:48

At her memorial service, both blacks and whites pay homage to Fannie Lou Hamer, who worked her whole life for civil rights and to help the poor.

Fannie Lou Hamer's Funeral Service Draws Civil Rights Luminaries

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