Video Archive

Living with Racial Segregation.

Living with Racial Segregation.
Columbia University professor Manning Marable talks about the the many limitations of freedom for African Americans navigating Jim Crow segregation laws in the mid-20th Century. Source: Columbia University.

Video location: Introduction
Beyond the Big Names of the Civil Rights Movement.

Beyond the Big Names of the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are the best known names in the Civil Rights movement, but there were many more largely unknown people vital to the movement. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: Introduction
The Effect of Brown vs. The Board of Education.

The Effect of Brown vs. The Board of Education.
Columbia University professor Manning Marable describes the renewal of efforts to overturn Jim Crow segregation laws brought about by the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision. Source: Columbia University.

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.
Rosa Parks, at 82 years old, talks about her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to white passengers. Source: NBC News/iCue.

Video location: SECTION 03: Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Rise of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rise of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shortly after the Supreme Court decision on Montgomery, NBC reporter Martin Agronsky sat down with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss the Civil Rights movement and non-violent resistance. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 03: Montgomery Bus Boycott
A Confrontation for Integration at the University of Alabama.

A Confrontation for Integration at the University of Alabama.
Alabama Governor George Wallace makes his infamous stand at the schoolhouse door to protest a federal order that allowed desegregation at the University of Alabama. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 04: Student Protest
1963 Civil Rights Protest.

1963 Civil Rights Protest.
Police run towards rioting during a 1963 demonstration in Alabama. Source: Archive Films/Getty Images.

Video location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
Secret Audiotapes of JFK Decrying Civil Rights Violations in Birmingham.

Secret Audiotapes of JFK Decrying Civil Rights Violations in Birmingham.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library releases secret Oval Office recordings of President John F. Kennedy deploring the use of force to quell civil rights marches in Birmingham, Alabama. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Murdered.

Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Murdered.
Medgar Evers, the NAACP field officer for Mississippi, is assassinated by a shotgun blast. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 07: Mississippi Freedom Summer
Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic Convention.

Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic Convention.
At the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, a group of African-American delegates from the Mississippi Freeedom Democratic Party challenged Mississippi's all-white delegation to the convention. When Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper, told the credentials committee her story about trying to register to vote in Mississippi, her testimony was broadcast by all three networks, and Hamer became a national spokeswoman for civil rights overnight. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 07: Mississippi Freedom Summer
Malcolm X:  An Overview.

Malcolm X: An Overview.
Malcolm X rejected Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to non-violence. He believed African Americans had to separate themselves from white society to gain civil rights. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 08: Malcolm X
The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
An examination of the issues and struggles that civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. focused on prior to his assassination, and the impact his death had on the nation. Source: NBC News / iCue.

Video location: SECTION 10: Urban Unrest and Socioeconomic Conditions
The Goals of the Black Power Movement.

The Goals of the Black Power Movement.
Columbia University professor Manning Marable describes the aims of the Black Power movement. Source: Columbia University.

Video location: SECTION 11: Black Power
Jesse Jackson Campaign Speech.

Jesse Jackson Campaign Speech.
Rev. Jesse Jackson gives an enthusiastic speech during his presidential campaign in 1983. Source: Associated Press Television News Limited/Getty Images.

Video location: SECTION 14: New Black Politics