LBJ SIGNS CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 - 2 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House. Souvenir pens are given to Republican Leader Edward Dirkson and Democratic Whip Hubert Humphrey. Integration leader Martin Luther King receives a pen as well.
STATE'S RIGHTS DEMOCRATS OF 1948 Revolting against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket, angry Dixie Democrats hold their own convention. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi will head the State's Rights party ticket.
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT & JAMES MEREDITH ORDEAL Blacks stage nonviolent sit-ins, and are arrested nevertheless. After a church is burned, MLK says: "When man will seek to destroy the church of God, they had degenerated to a tragic level of inhumanity, sin and evil." U.S. Federal Marshals rally around James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi.
OBAMA HONORS CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tells a church congregation in Alabama that "not only is my career the result of the work of the men and women who we honor here today. My very existence might not have been possible."
Date: March 4, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN EVANSTON Protesters assemble outside a Baptist church for a fair housing march in Evanston, IL. Good shots of people involved, fashions and vehicles of the day. Good quality, steady home movie footag
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
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