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Young Black Men Accused in the Scottsboro Rape Case

The Case of the Scottsboro Boys

Civil Rights History
The Movement
Moments In Civil Rights History - On March 26, 1931, nine black youths riding a freight train were arrested – after being falsely accused of raping two white women.
Scottsboro Boys Pardon

Civil Rights in the Theater

The Legacy
The Legacy
From The Scottsboro Boys, Showboat, Porgy and Bess and others, stories of discrimination and segregation have often found their way to the stage.
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Shed Dawson, Civil Rights Protester, St. Augustine, FL

The Movement
The Movement
"If Dr. King was marching or Andrew Young was marching, we'd all get up front and we'd be in that second row and so if anything should happen..."
KING ON BALCONY WHERE HE WAS STRUCK DOWN

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated

Civil Rights History
The Legacy
Moments in Civil Rights History - On April 4th, 1968, an assassin took the life - but not the dream -- of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.
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Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Legacy
The Legacy
"We stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel... I got two or three steps, and the shot rang out…"
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Ambassador Andrew Young on the Work and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Movement, The Legacy
The Movement
"Even though Martin’s life on earth ended in April of 1968, five years after Birmingham, I think that the death of his body set his spirit free...everywhere on earth that I have been, Martin Luther King’s dream are known and repeated."
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights History
The Legacy
Celebrating the life and final days of a civil rights legend
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Elmore Nickelberry, Memphis Sanitation Worker on the Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968

The Movement
The Movement
"I heard it through some of the people at the union hall that Dr. King was coming to Memphis. At during that time I was glad for him to come. I think everybody was glad for him to come. We thought maybe we’d get some justice that way."
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Rev. William Lawson, Former President, SCLC Houston Chapter – Memories of Dr. King

The Movement
The Movement
"It was suggested that when he came to Memphis, that he stay in one of the finer Holiday Inns... And he refused. He said... 'I want to stay among my people...'  He chose to go to Lorraine which was completely exposed with all the abandoned buildings around."
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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Rainbow Push Coalition on Dr. King, the Movement and the Legacy

The Legacy
The Legacy
“I said ‘Mrs. King, Dr. King was shot, I think in the shoulder.’ I couldn’t say what I saw, I just couldn’t say it. But I said I think you should get over, and she said ‘I’ll come quickly.”’