The Power of the Civil Rights Movement.
Columbia University professor Manning Marable discusses the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on democracy. Source: Columbia University.
Barbara Jordan Delivers Keynote Address at the 1976 Democratic Convention.
Barbara Jordan becomes the first woman and the first African American to give a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. During her celebrated speech, she quotes Abraham Lincoln who said, "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master...." Source: NBC News / iCue.
History of Apartheid in South Africa.
NBC's Brian Williams looks back at the history of Apartheid in South Africa. Source: NBC News / iCue.
Rodney King Appeals for Calm in Wake of L.A. Riots.
Rodney King makes his first appearance since the verdict that acquitted his accused attackers and sparked riots in Los Angeles. He appeals for an end to the violence and asks all people to get along. Source: NBC News / iCue.
Thousands Stranded after Hurricane Katrina.
NBC's Martin Savidge reports on the thousands of people stranded in New Orleans days after Hurricane Katrina. Source: NBC News / iCue.
A Civil Rights Movement, Still in Motion.
Black civil rights leaders and young students alike discuss how Sen. Barack Obama’s successful bid for president surpassed their highest expectations. NBC’s Tom Brokaw reports. Source: NBC News / iCue.
Obama Gives Speech on Race.
Barack Obama gives a speech about race and reconciliation, after controversial words by his pastor get media attention. NBC's Lee Cowan examines the substance and politics of the speech. Source: NBC News / iCue.