Eyes On The Prize: American Experience

Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964/Bridge To

Season 19, Episode 3 of 3

Mississippi: Is this America? 1963-1964 - Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three of them are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. Bridge to Freedom 1965 - A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead.

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