Video Archive

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.

Video location: Introduction

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.

Video location: SECTION 02 : Black Politics

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.

Video location: SECTION 06 : Los Angeles Riots

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.

Video location: Conclusion