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Malcolm Gladwell dissects one of the most iconic photographs from the Civil Rights Movement, concluding that, while not diminishing its power, it was actually staged by Martin Luther King Jr.
Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis discusses using creative methods such as the 1956 Martin Luther King Jr. comic and his recently released comic, March to teach the youth about the Civil Rights movement.
James H. Hershman, Jr., professor of Liberal Studies at Georgetown University, finds echoes of the The Declaration of Independence in the civil rights movement, from Brown v. Board of Education to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Jeffrey Frank, senior editor at The New Yorker and author of "Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage," talks about how civil rights factored into Richard Nixon's politics as vice president under Eisenhower and when he ran against Kennedy in 1960.
After being fired from the Civil Rights Commission, Mary Frances Berry reflects on suing former President Ronald Reagan.
After a judge ruled "You can not fire watch dogs for biting," Reagan restructured the commission to abide by his agenda.
Michael Eric Dyson reflects on the famous "I Have a Dream" speech says MLK is often "celebrated for the end of that speech, but few people remember the beginning of that speech" that railed against specific injustices before he improvised the inspirational final words.
David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, dissects what sets Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech apart from other similarly famous orations by Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
Former civil rights activists and contributing editors of Hands on the Freedom Plow examine the presence of sexism within the Civil Rights Movement.
Malcolm Gladwell recounts Civil Rights protests organized by Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama. While King was attacked by a Nazi in 1963, he counters with a hug and forgiveness.
Former RNC chairman Michael Steele asks black communities to organize and help each other. "The way others look at us," says Steele, "starts with how we look at ourselves."
Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief at Global Grind, talks about the "He Has A Name, She Has a Name" story and how the shooting of Trayvon Martin changed headlines.
Philanthropist George Soros highlights one of the most alarming trends that disproportionately affects black males: an unfair criminal justice system.
Drew Dellinger, founder of Poets for Global Justice, shares how Martin Luther King, Jr. held a ecological perspective in his activism for Civil Rights. King once wrote that "all life is interrelated", and Dellinger uses this as evidence of King's ecological mode of thought.