Category: America in the 20th Century

America in the 20th Century REDUX

America in the 20th Century REDUX

We’re super-excited to announce a refresh of our award-winning late US history survey, America in the 20th Century. The updated programs will feature entirely new graphics and visuals, updated in bright and brilliant High Definition Video (1080p). We’ve just released the first three installments in the revised series. Preview them here—or visit the Streaming Room™ to view

Bloody Selma: A Watershed Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

Demonstrators carrying "March with Selma" banner

In 1965 a series of events in Alabama inspired a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Early in the year, civil rights activists launched a voter-registration campaign in Selma, where fewer than 1% of eligible blacks were registered to vote. They were confronted by Dallas County sheriff,

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

Good evening my fellow citizens: This afternoon, following a series of threats and defiant statements, the presence of Alabama National Guardsmen was required on the University of Alabama to carry out the final and unequivocal order of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. That order called for the admission of

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

In his speech President Kennedy responds to the threats of violence and obstruction on the University of Alabama campus following desegregation attempts, explaining that the United States was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. The President asks Congress to enact legislation protecting all Americans’ voting rights, legal standing, educational opportunities, and

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