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NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights

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It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.

Featuring:
  • Rosa Parks recounts her historic act of defiance on a Montgomery bus in 1955
  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown on Pullman porters and the black middle class
  • Radio storyteller Jean Shepherd’s first-person account of the March on Washington
  • Howard University’s E. Ethelbert Miller remembers Martin Luther King
  • Walter Cronkite recalls the story of the slaying of three civil rights workers in 1964
  • Julian Bond looks back on 50 years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • Noah Adams reflects on the decision to publish photographs of Emmett Till’s mutilated body
  • How former Freedom Riders are using their experiences to motivate students today
  • and much more.

    Synopsis:

    For the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, NPR looks back at defining moments in the Civil Rights movement and ordinary people who worked for change.

    Synopsis:

    It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.

    About the Author

    Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

    Table of Contents

    Contents:
  • Introduction by Michele Norris
  • Rosa Parks
  • The Club from Nowhere: Cooking for Civil Rights
  • ‘The Forgotten Hero’ of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The First Civil Rights Bus Boycott
  • Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin
  • Former Pullman Porter Subtly Confronted Racism
  • ‘Green Book’ Helped African Americans Travel Safely
  • Jim Crow: Blacks Survived with Dignity
  • The Power of Pictures in the Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Emmett Till and the Impact of Images
  • Mahalia Jackson: Voice of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Wallace in the Schoolhouse Door
  • Breaking the Color Barrier
  • Sound Vault: The Civil Rights Act
  • Mississippi 1964: Civil Rights and Unrest
  • James Farmer and the Freedom Summer
  • Freedom Riders
  • Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past
  • The Legacy of Medgar Evers
  • Julian Bond Remembers
  • Looking Back to Hear Malcolm X
  • Dorothy Height Sees Dream Come True
  • Radio History: March on Washington Recalled
  • Remembering King and the ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’
  • Martin Luther King, ‘At Canaan’s Edge’
  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781611745085
    Author:
    Npr (cor)
    Publisher:
    HighBridge Company
    Author:
    NPR
    Author:
    Norris, Michele
    Author:
    Farmer, James
    Subject:
    Modern - 20th Century
    Subject:
    Performing Arts-Radio - General
    Subject:
    Communications-Radio
    Subject:
    African American Studies-General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Original radio broadcast; 3 hours
    Publication Date:
    20111206
    Binding:
    CD-audio
    Language:
    English
    Dimensions:
    5.63 x 5 x 0.69 in 0.31 lb

    Related Subjects

    Audio Books » History and Politics
    Audio Books » Radio
    History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
    History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
    History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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    "Synopsis" by , It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.
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