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Sybil Jordan Hampton

Sybil Jordan Hampton discusses attending Central High School in Little Rock, and the treatment she received for being the only African-American in her class.    
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The Reach of Discrimination

Spending two years of my childhood on the island of Guam allowed me to see, at an early age, what it was like to live with people different from me. The military kids and native kids wouldn’t mix that often, unless it was at the public school, but during the times we did interact, I...
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Purnell Steen – Sit In Movement

Purnell Steen speaks about the sit-in movement in Denver, Colorado during the 1960s.
Cecelia Hayden-Smith

Cecelia Hayden-Smith

Cecelia Hayden-Smith, Washington, DC resident, discusses some perceptions of the March on Washington in 1963, and the legacy of the March.
Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles

Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles recounts the final hours of Dr. King’s life and the tragedy that occurred  at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.
Edith Lee-Payne

Edith Lee-Payne

Edith Lee-Payne, who attended the March on Washington on her 12th birthday, speaks about how this event influenced her life.
King’s Extraordinary Speech

King’s Extraordinary Speech

My background includes teaching speech classes at several college and universities. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the greatest speeches of the twentieth century. Over the years I have taught numerous students about the value of King’s speech to...
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What I remember about the March

When I was a kid growing up in Massachusetts, the family across the street was black – both mom and dad were college professors. I remember my sister telling me that their teenage son decided to go down to the march. When he returned, we found out that he had been badly beaten. He was...
Mamie Chalmers

Mamie Chalmers

Mamie Chalmers, Civil Rights Activist, shares her experience of protesting in Birmingham, Alabama and being sprayed with a firehose.