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Mississippi : is this America? (1962-1964). Bridge to freedom (1965).

Author: Henry Hampton; Julian Bond
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2006]
Series: Eyes on the prize, 3
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Mississippi : is this America? (1962-1964) : Focuses on the right to vote. Tells how the black citizens who had been denied the right to vote stepped forward and demanded a place in the political process. Medgar Evers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and others, died trying to help them. Shows the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to challenge the 1964 Democratic Party  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Julian Bond
ISBN: 0793692628 0793692571 9780793692620 9780793692576
OCLC Number: 298221490
Notes: Originally produced as a special presentation of American Experience television program in 1986.
Special features: Interview with Henry Hampton, Profiles; Primary source and graphs; Downloadable study guide.
Narrator: Julian Bond.
Closed-captioned.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction.
Description: 1 dvd-video (120 min.) : kleur, geluid. ; . cm.
Series Title: Eyes on the prize, 3
Other Titles: Bridge to freedom (1965)

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Mississippi : is this America? (1962-1964) : Focuses on the right to vote. Tells how the black citizens who had been denied the right to vote stepped forward and demanded a place in the political process. Medgar Evers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and others, died trying to help them. Shows the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to challenge the 1964 Democratic Party Convention. Bridge to freedom (1965) : When civil rights protesters marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama were assaulted by police, national outrage over the brutality led to President Johnson providing the protection of federal troops, and ultimately to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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