The Sixties (2014)
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A Long March to Freedom 

An in-depth look into Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous efforts to lead the civil rights movement is explored through interviews and film clips. Freedom Riders, the March on Washington, and Selma to Montgomery are revisited.
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Bob Abernethy ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
James Baldwin ... Himself - Author (archive footage)
Ross Barnett ... Himself - Mississippi Governor (archive footage)
James Bevel ... Himself -Civil Rights Activist (archive footage)
Edward Blankenheim ... Himself - Freedom Rider (archive footage)
Taylor Branch ... Himself
Marlon Brando ... Himself - Civil Rights Activist (archive footage)
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself - NBC News
Ned Brooks Ned Brooks ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
H. Rap Brown H. Rap Brown ... Himself - Civil Rights Activist (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert A. Caro ... Himself - Author
Clayborne Carson ... Himself - Historian
Dan T. Carter ... Himself - Author
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An in-depth look into Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous efforts to lead the civil rights movement is explored through interviews and film clips. Freedom Riders, the March on Washington, and Selma to Montgomery are revisited.

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26 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Too Much for So Little Time
23 July 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The Civil Rights movement required incredible bravery. First of all, there are the obvious victims of the oppression that went back over a hundred years. In the Sixties, Blacks were every bit the second class citizens (third class?) that they had been for decades. There were two factions outside the routinely marginalized. There were those who decided to become militant and go the route of vengeance and violent confrontation. The second group, following the principals of Martin Luther King and his ilk, saw peaceful protest and obstructionism as this course. The politicians in America, for the most part, wished the Blacks would just go away. Even. JFK had little time for advancing the cause of minorities and dragged his feet. The rest of America seemed to be telling the politicians to not give in to these people. Lyndon Johnson, for all the speculation of his inflexibility and tunnel vision, will always be a hero for signing the Human Rights Bill. We get a first hand look at the events that led to this.


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