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The Election of 1916

Civil Rights History
The Movement
President Woodrow Wilson runs for a second term.
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President Wilson Permits Segregation Within The Federal Government

Civil Rights History
The Movement
Moments in Civil Rights History - On April 11, 1913, recently inaugurated President Woodrow Wilson received a plan from Postmaster General Albert Burleson to racially segregate the Railway Mail Service.
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Wendy Campbell, Daughter of Co-Founder of Coalition for Minority Workers

Your Stories
Your Stories
"The working conditions... were, you know, just very cruel and abusive in many cases and how the workers were treated."
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Purcell Conway – Discrimination in the Workplace

The Movement
The Movement
"I did it so well until they promoted this guy, the white supervisor, because he had signed his name to my work."
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..."
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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."