Spanning the 20th century, this collection produced by American Radio Works is a vivid account of how African Americans sounded the charge against racial injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles.
Millions of white parents nationwide responded to court ordered school integration by voting to close and defund public schools, transferring their children to private, white-only schools, and harassing and violently attacking black students.
African American participation in the American political system reaches back to the 1700s. This interactive site from the NYPL's Schomburg Center in Harlem provides essays, images, audio, video and lesson resources on Black Political Participation in the past and present.
Malcolm X: Make It Plain is a 1994, English language documentary by PBS about the life of Malcolm X, or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. The documentary was narrated by Alfre Woodard, produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell,
In A Time for Justice, (38 minutes) captures the spirit of the civil rights movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle.