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Fighting for Justice - New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
Fighting for Justice - New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - New York City played a prominent role in the National Civil Rights struggle. This section illustrates that role through various films and other materials. The short films that comprise Fighting for Justice: New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement we produced in cooperation with NYC Media. Additional films and resources will be added when available.
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Esther Cooper JacksonEsther Cooper Jackson running time 12:19
Civil Rights activist; managing editor and one of the founders of the influential political and cultural quarterly magazine Freedomways (1961-1986); Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1942-1946).
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Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. running time 13:02
President of Alexander and Associates, attorney, businessman, and former public servant under four US Presidents; counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson during the passage of the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights legislation.
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Esther Cooper JacksonElsie Richardson running time 12:11
Community organizer and activist in Bedford-Stuyvesant; led Senator Robert F. Kennedy on a local tour in 1966 leading to the nation's first nonprofit community development corporation, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.; took part in the 1941 NYC bus boycotts.
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