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Fighting for Justice - New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

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Esther Cooper Jackson
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). 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.
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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Elsie Richardson
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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PANEL DISCUSSION

On January 14, 2010, the NYC Commission on Human Rights and NYC Media, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Education Program, held a special preview screening of Fighting For Justice: New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, followed by a panel discussion. Keith Brown, Senior Vice President of News and Public Affairs for BET Networks moderated the panel discussion. Panelists included: Esther Cooper Jackson and Clifford L. Alexander, Jr., subjects of the film Fighting For Justice; Dr. Clarence Taylor - Professor of History, Black and Hispanic Studies Department, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and author; Dr. Martha Biondi - Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Northwestern University, and author; and Shola Lynch - Documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed.
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Upcoming Films
Lt. Col. Lee A. Archer, Jr.
Mayor David N. Dinkins
Roy Eaton
Herman Ferguson
Hon. Sterling Johnson, Jr.
Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason
Arthur Mitchell
Dabney N. Montgomery
Cong. Charles B. Rangel
Faith Ringgold
Sonia Sanchez
Mary Sansone
Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
New York City Commission on Human Rights - 40 Rector Street New York, NY 10006 - www,nyc.gov/cchr - dial 311