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Solomon Northup's Descendants on "12 Years a Slave"
Vera Williams, Justin Gilliam, and Clayton Adams spoke about their ancestor Solomon Northup and the Oscar nominated movie based on his story, 12 Years a Slave.
March 7, 2014 : 1 hr. 6 min.

U.S. Race Relations in 2014
Sheryll Cashin, author of Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity and Sophia Nelson, author of Black Woman Redefined, talked about race relations in 2014.
February 1, 2014 : 55 min. 38 sec.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tour
Exhibit director Ahmad Ward provides a tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and discusses civil rights history.
November 3, 2013 : 29 min. 23 sec.

Changes in America Since the 1963 March on Washington
Michael Eric Dyson and Owen Ullman talked about changes in America since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,
August 28, 2013 : 1 hr. 4 min.

March on Washington Vignette
A U.S. Information Agency film documented the March on Washington . This film was directed by James Blue and was restored by the National Archives.
August 25, 2013 : 26 min. 3 sec.

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The JFK Presidential Library hosted a program to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, with presentations from civil rights leaders, officials, & historians.
August 18, 2013 : 3 hr. 30 min.

History of Shaw University
Shaw University President Dorothy Cowser Yancy talks about the history of the university, which was founded in 1865 and is the oldest of the historically black universities.
June 16, 2013 : 5 min. 17 sec.

First Person Accounts from 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign
Participants in the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign spoke about their experiences during the protest.
May 4, 2013 : 1 hr. 36 min.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Bi-Partisan Immigration Legislation
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) talked about immigration and legislation he drafted with a bi-partisan group of seven other House members.
April 20, 2013 : 31 min. 19 sec.

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Jackie Robinson Workshop
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the cast and crew of "42", a film about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.
April 20, 2013 : 56 min. 11 sec.
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