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13th documentary film

13th (Documentary)

13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.

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The Black Church on PBS by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Black Church (PBS) Full Episodes

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement and the Black church’s role in the present.

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Malcom X - May 5, 1962 in L.A.

“The Police and the Press”, “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?”, and “The Most Disrespected Person in America”: Excepts from May 5, 1962, Speech by Malcolm X

Excerpts from a speech that Malcolm X gave on May 5, 1962 at the funeral service of Ronald Stokes in Los Angeles, who was killed by the LAPD. The incident occurred on April 27th at a mosque that previously been monitored by the police department. Then one night there was a disputed altercation between the police and the members of the mosque that resulted in an overwhelming police force killing of seven members of the Nation of Islam that night, including Stokes.

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Malcom X - May 5, 1962 in L.A.

May 5 (22), 1962 Speech in Los Angeles by Malcolm X (Full Speech)

On April 27th 1962, two LAPD police officers instructed to closely monitor a mosque’s activities (Muslim Temple 27 in Los Angeles) saw Black men taking clothes out of the back of a car outside the mosque. They approached aggressively and soon got violent. The situation ended with seven unarmed Black Muslims shot outside the mosque.

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Booker T Washington delivering the Atlanta Compromise speech

The Atlanta Compromise by Booker T. Washington

The Atlanta compromise was an agreement proposed in 1895 by Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute, between African-American leaders and Southern white leaders. It was first supported and later opposed by W. E. B. Du Bois and other African-American leaders. The agreement was that Southern blacks would work and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law. Blacks would not focus their demands on equality, integration, or justice, and Northern whites would fund black educational charities.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

The Three Evils of Society by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Poverty and War. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech at The National Conference for New Politics on August 31, 1967 in Chicago over Labor Day weekend in 1967. "Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor" "But our moral lag must be redeemed; when scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men.

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