Posts Tagged ‘civil rights’

Joe Louis: America’s Hero…Betrayed

Friday, February 24th, 2012

HBO is currently running an excellent documentary of legendary boxer Joe Louis.

Joe Louis America’s Hero…Betrayed Trailer

Found at YouTube from TheBrovvnBomber.

Joe Louis: The Anti-Jack Johnson

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. discusses his father’s image as the anti-Jack Johnson. Found at YouTube from HBO.

Joe Louis’ Celebrity Status

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. discusses his father as a celebrity. Found at YouTube from HBO.

Magic Johnson On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Magic Johnson Shares His Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Found at YouTube from ESPN.

Bridge To Freedom

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

History is made on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala. Houston school children retrace the steps of civil rights marchers. Found at YouTube from Lonestar101.

Civil Rights-Era Video Montage

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The description at YouTube from BBCMotionGalleryNYLA: The footage you are about to see is unforgettable, even unimaginable.

Both BBC News and CBS News extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement, from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Rare footage includes Freedom Summer, Malcolm X and Black Power, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a far-ranging selection of powerful, often wrenching images, our footage captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. Visit the BBC Motion Gallery for more of this dramatic footage.

John F Kennedy’s Televised Address On Civil Rights

Monday, January 18th, 2010

President John F. Kennedy’s June 11, 1963 radio and television address to the American people on civil rights. Found at YouTube from MCamericanpresident.

The Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

MLK at the End of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Arrest of Rosa Parks Sparks Boycott

The Rise of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discusses Sit-In Demonstrations

Meet The Press: Roy Wilkins, NAACP and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

Civil Rights March in Selma

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Calls for Public Opposition to Vietnam War

Robert F. Kennedy Speaks on Day of King’s Assassination

The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Becomes National Holiday