March on Washington @50
About This Collection
On August 28th 2013, WORLD Channel reflects on the Civil Rights Movement as the country celebrates and honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Be sure to tune in for personal accounts from those who were there in 1963 and profiles of the leaders who set the event into motion.
Episodes In This Collection
The March @50: Part 4 - FREEDOM
Since the 1963 March black male incarceration has become a growth industry. The crime rates trend downward, yet incarceration continues to rise. How can citizens be considered free when behind bars in unprecedented numbers? Shukree Tilghman seeks answers from Becky Pettit, professor of sociology at the University of Washington, and then takes these questions to his own family.
The March @50: Part 3 - STILL SEGREGATED
Shukree Tilghman meets with Gary Orfield, co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. They explore how American classrooms have re-segregated along ethnic and, often, socio-economic lines. Shukree explores this backward momentum with a trip to St. Louis to examine a controversial Missouri Supreme Court decision.
The March @50: Part 2 - VOTING RIGHTS
The Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder shook the Voting Rights Act to the core. Shukree Tilghman sits down with Edward Blum, whose firm provided counsel to plaintiffs in the Shelby County case, and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to determine the reasons behind this turning point case and what it means for the future of voting in America.
The March @50: Part 1 - JOBS
Fifty years after the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, has America delivered on the marchers’ demands for more access to employment?
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin presents a complex portrait of a complex man. The personal life and career of the unwavering activist unfolds through the use of archival footage, interviews and documents, including FBI files and Rustin’s writings. The film reveals who Rustin was, what he fought for (equality, dignity, civil and gay rights) and why he was the “brother outsider.”
The story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, told by the people who organized and participated in it. Includes interviews with such key players as inner circles of core organizational groups, civil rights campaigners, and ordinary people who became part of the crowd of thousands, who marched to D.C. by any and all means.
Independent Lens: The Powerbroker - Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights
Follow the story of Whitney Young Jr. as he took the fight to the boardrooms of the largest corporations and to the Oval Office of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, navigating a society divided by war, race and poverty.
Building the Dream
Building the Dream recounts the journey of an idea for a national monument honoring Martin Luther King Jr...