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CLIP 5230

Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
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Key Info
  • Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
  • Duration: 03:21
  • British reporters interview Martin Luther King on the non-violent campaign to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama, USA, in 1963. Martin Luther King responds to a series of questions about the involvement of school children in protests. He expresses his views on the actions of the US government to bring about desegregation and other improvements in civil rights. His questions are put to the Attorney General in clip 5232. First broadcast in Panorama on 13 May 1963. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    USA: Civil Rights in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Martin Luther King, Birmingham, Alabama, segregation, desegregation, non-violence, constitution, Witness, Civil Rights, USA, black history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could play the role of Martin Luther King’s advisers in the Civil Rights movement and consider how well they think the interview went. Alternatively, they could play the role of programme producers and write more questions that they would like to ask Dr King.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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