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  Civil Rights, Then and Now, Part One
America’s Civil Rights Movement was the work of many people, but one name stands out: the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. ...
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The Ethiopian Exodus, Part 1
At the end of 1984 and in May of 1991 the Israeli government orchestrated 2 massive covert operations to transport virtually ...
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Civil Rights, Then and Now, Part Two
Aired 3/8/2007

America’s Civil Rights Movement was the work of many people, but one name stands out: the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. His bold and courageous action opened the eyes of the nation to racial injustice. Coupled with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s passionate politicking, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 became the law of the land. It added millions of blacks to voter rolls but Dr. King was a controversial man. Did his assassination mark the end of the Civil Rights Movement, or the start of a new era? What is the future of the black vote and will it be decisive in the 2006 and particularly the 2008 elections?
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  Ronald Walters
    director of the African American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland, and author of "Freedom Is Not Enough: Black Voters, Black Candidates, and American Presidential Politics."

Originally Aired: 4/6/2006

   
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