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Awakenings (1954-1956) and Fighting back (1957-1962)

Tells the story of: the 1955 lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the 1955-56 Montgomery, Ala. boycott. Also shows southern race relations at mid-century and witnesses the awakening of individuals to their own courage and power.

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  • "Fighting back (1957-1962)"
  • "Fighting back (1957-1962)"@en
  • "Eyes on the prize"
  • "Awakenings, 1954-1956"
  • "Awakenings (1954-1956)"
  • "America's civil rights movement"
  • "Fighting back, 1957-1962"

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  • "Awakenings (1954-1956) : Coretta Scott King, and other key witnesses describe the extraordinary role ordinary people played in shaping the civil rights movement. Mose Wright stands up to racial injustice. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. spark a boycott to desegregate city buses. King and other ministers form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to expand the movement for civil and human rights."
  • "Fighting back 1957-1962) : this second segment of the series examines the law both as a tool for change and resistance to change, particularly as it relates to education. Covers the court cases of the late 1940's that led to the 1954 Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High in Arkansas, and James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi."
  • ""Awakenings" presents the segregation of American society before the 1950's, and the effects of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Also presented are the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi, the Montgomery Alabama boycott of public transportation, and the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference."
  • "Tells the story of: the 1955 lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the 1955-56 Montgomery, Ala. boycott. Also shows southern race relations at mid-century and witnesses the awakening of individuals to their own courage and power."@en
  • ""Fighting back" presents the history of the integration of public schools and universities in the South after the 1954 Supreme Court decision. The program identifies the national organizations involved in the struggle to integrate schools, describing the leaders and their strategies and how they affected the freedom struggle."
  • "The law as a tool both for change and resistance to change, particularly as it relates to education. Examines the political, social and psychological implications both of school segregation and desegregation programs."@en

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  • "History"
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  • "Awakenings (1954-1956) and Fighting back (1957-1962)"@en
  • "Awakenings, 1954-1956 ; Fighting back, 1957-1962"
  • "Awakenings (1954-1956) Fighting back (1957-1962)"