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America's Civil Rights Struggle

Walking with the Wind Episode 1 of 4

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, former Black Panther and music legend Nile Rodgers begins a four-part assessment of the struggle for African-American civil rights in the 1960s and beyond.

Featuring interviews with senior civil rights leaders and close aides of Martin Luther King, and a soundtrack of songs that drove the movement forward.

This week: how the mass campaign of non-violent resistance spread across the nation, how black and white Freedom Riders defied segregation on America's buses and how music became a potent force for the civil rights movement.

This programme was first broadcast in 2004.

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57 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Jun 2014 22:00