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Be inspired by the men and women of the African American Civil Rights MovementEach of the features below is a window into a documentary or program about these momentous figures,including rare interviews with Martin L. King Jr and Malcolm X. The features will connect you directly to the website of a PBS partner where it can be viewed in full or allow you to watch a preview directly within the collection below. Get started now. Venture back into history with PBS to explore the men and women of The Civil Rights Movement. 

A Time for Mediation

A Time for Mediation

Ralph Bunche: The First African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young

Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young

Young Took the Struggle from the Streets to Boardroom.

Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. From Independent Lens.
Diane Nash: The Student Leader

Diane Nash: The Student Leader

Diane Nash became the leader of the Nashville Student Movement.

Julian Bond on SNCC, MLK, and the NAACP

Julian Bond on SNCC, MLK, and the NAACP

Julian Bond discusses his childhood, organizing sit-ins, MLK and the NACCP.

John Lewis: Fighting for Change in America

John Lewis: Fighting for Change in America

John Lewis recounts his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X appears on Boston public television producer Henry Morgenthau III's "The Negro and the American Promise." After watching the segment a viewer wrote that he was shocked "that such a blatant display of racial prejudice could be aired."
A Huey P. Newton Story

A Huey P. Newton Story

A candid biography from Huey P. Newton on family, self and principles.

Angela Davis on Seeing Her Younger Self

Angela Davis on Seeing Her Younger Self

Dr. Angela Davis speaks with PBS NewsHour about her 1972 interviews.

Stokely Carmichael: The Freedom Rider

Stokely Carmichael: The Freedom Rider

Stokely Carmichael may be best remembered as the man who coined the term "Black Power.”...

“I won’t be pushed around.”

“I won’t be pushed around.”

She has been called the Mother of the Freedom Movement.

Understanding MLK

Understanding MLK

Celebrate King's Legacy with this special collection of videos, articles and rare inter...

The videos and features above are from PBS documentaries and productions by American Experience, Indpendent LensOPB, KLRU, WNETA Huey P. Newton Story, and African American World.

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African American Trailblazers

African American Trailblazers

From politics to science, see PBS coverage of African American pioneers.

More videos & resources on The Civil Rights Movement:  

Eyes on the Prize

Torchbearers

Louisiana Diary

Oregon Experience: Beatrice Morrow Cannady

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