Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special

Sat, 02/21/2009 - 3:00pm
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Host Tavis Smiley

Kevin Foley

The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile yet vibrant in American history. The people and events that shaped this period range from charismatic preachers and actors to students and domestic workers. To celebrate the courage, conviction, and commitment of ordinary people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress, Tavis Smiley presents Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special, airing Saturday, February 21 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2.

Each hour presents some of the personal, poignant, sometimes painful, yet powerful memories of the Civil Rights Movement from a few of the men and women who served on the front lines or played a vital role behind the scenes.

Guests include actors Danny Glover, Ruby Dee, and Harry Belafonte; U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Eleanor Holmes Norton; former King attorney Clarence Jones; along with Reverend Garner Taylor, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and many others. For each person, it was a time that would change their lives. For America, it was a time that would redirect history.

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