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Freedom on my Mind - Mississippi Voter Registration in the 1960's
In 1961 Mississippi was a virtual South African enclave within the United States. Everything is segregated. There are virtually no black voters. Bob Moses, enters the state and the Voter Registration Project begins. The first black farmer who attempts to…
Answering the Call - The American Struggle for the Right to Vote
The bloody attacks of protestors in Selma in 1965 led to the historic protection of all Americans' right to vote. The film explores a cherished family story of Selma and the current state of voter suppression in America. Fifty one…
Bridge to Freedom - 1965
Episode 6 of Eyes on the Prize
PBS
A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead.
Spies of Mississippi
PBS
In the spring of 1964, the civil rights community is gearing up for "Mississippi Freedom Summer," during which hundreds, if not thousands, of mostly white student activists from the North will link up with mostly black freedom workers to accomplish…
Hearts and Hands
The film chronicles the lives of ordinary women as well as individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Willard and Abigail Scott Duniway through the great 19th century events: industrialization, abolition, the Civil War, westward movement, temperance and suffrage.…
The Progressive Era
Part of the Series: The Unfinished Nation Part II Series
Causes and varieties of progressive reform efforts in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Settlement house movement. Women seeking professional status and the vote. Efforts to combat government corruption. African Americans and reform; the Temperance crusade and prohibition; immigration concerns.…
No More Corsets: The New Woman
Episode 16 of America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Series
The lives of American women changed in far-reaching ways during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Trace late-19th-century social trends that led to more public roles for women and emerging ideas of women's rights. Learn about the women's suffrage movement…
We'll Never Turn Back
We'll Never Turn Back was filmed in Mississippi in 1963 during the dangerous voter registration drives of that era. Amzie Moore, a Mississippi NAACP activist, escorted the film maker through rural Mississippi interviewing share croppers and activists in the voter…
Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist
Voting rights activist and Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer, born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised by hardworking parents who were sharecroppers, she was no stranger…
What 80 Million Women Want
The women's suffrage movement inspired this silent film classic that includes appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriet Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of…
The Barber of Birmingham - Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
In Academy Award nominated The Barber of Birmingham , 85 year-old barber and life-long civil rights activist James Armstrong looks back on the early days of the civil rights movement and links those struggles with a previously unimaginable dream --…
The 17th Amendment: Democracy Restored
Episode 21 of America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Series
Sweeping progressive reforms changed the face of American politics. Observe how initiatives at the city level began the eventual transformation of urban political machines into players in political reform. Examine major political reforms at the state and federal levels, culminating…
Call it Democracy
Part of the Series: Government, Politics, and Law Film Collection
Call It Democracy is a fresh perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting controversies threatening to undermine confidence in our democratic system. Nearly four years in the making, Call It Democracy begins when the vote counting…
Freedom Bound
Freedom Bound tells the story of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee's voter registration campaign in Mississippi in 1963. Amzie Moore, an NAACP leader in Cleveland, Mississippi, led Richards through the Mississippi delta voter registration campaign, setting up interviews with…
Free for All - One Man's Quest to Save Democracy
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. FREE FOR ALL features filmmaker John Wellington Ennis--a disillusioned American--in Ohio with a business suit, sense of humor, faded ideals and a camera. The film explores recent evidence of election fraud happening in…