Tavis Smiley – Week Six 2014

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Memories Of The Movement, Hour One — Part One

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: Alabama native and current university president recalls how he became a child leader in the movement. Danny Glover: Award-winning actor connects his own emergence as an activist to bearing witness to the movement. Eleanor Holmes Norton: The DC congresswoman was part of the movement’s most turbulent days as a young law student in Mississippi.


Memories Of The Movement, Hour One — Part Two

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.: Rainbow/Push Coalition founder recalls the events that led him to take a pivotal role in the movement. Dr. Raye Richardson: Owner of the nation’s oldest surviving Black bookstore recalls her struggles against segregation. Yuri Kochiyama: Activist remembers the fear and excitement she experienced when meeting Malcolm X. Rep. John Lewis: Civil rights hero remembers the fight he helped wage for the Voting Rights Act and the struggle’s renewed significance…


Memories Of The Movement, Hour One — Part Three

Dorothy Tillman: Former student organizer recalls the climate that led her to join the movement. Robert Graetz: One of the few white Christian ministers tied to the movement recalls his friendship with Rosa Parks. Harry Belafonte: Legendary actor and close confidante to Dr. King recalls his friend’s sense of humor amid the turmoil. Andrew Young: Former ambassador and King associate recalls meeting with President Johnson in the days before the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Elizabeth Eckford and Jefferson Thomas: As youngsters, they helped integrate Little Rock’s Central High School as part of the famous “Little Rock Nine”. Dick Gregory: Legendary comedian says the courage of the men and women who were active in the movement is no laughing…


Kenneth Braswell – How Will Obama Help Young Men of Color?

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a White House initiative, called “My Brother’s Keeper”, to pair foundations and corporations with young men of color to help them reach their full potential. Kenneth Braswell, executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a nonprofit agency that works to develop support and services for fathers, shares his thoughts on the initiative and what the president needs to do to ensure its success. Read Kenneth Braswell’s State of the Union report…

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