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CLIP 5587

Martin Luther King describes the workings of segregation in the southern USA

Martin Luther King describes the workings of segregation in the southern USA
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Key Info
  • Martin Luther King describes the workings of segregation in the southern USA
  • Dr King describes how almost all aspects of life in the USA were segregated, including swimming pools, restaurants, schools and theatres. Where African Americans did have facilities they were for blacks only and were usually of inferior quality. First broadcast in Face to Face on 29 October 1963. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    USA: Civil Rights in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Martin Luther King, segregation, non-violence, constitution, education, lunch counter, Witness, Civil Rights, USA, black history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Based only on this footage, do you get the impression that Martin Luther King became a Civil Rights leader to improve the material life of black people (ie access to facilities)?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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