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Historic images and audio from the 1963 address that electrified an entire nation. Watch
In 1961, civil rights activists began boarding buses and trains to beat Jim Crow. read
He championed the rights of farmworkers, and built a union from the ground up. A look at the labor leader’s legacy of service. read
In the face of adversity and racial prejudice, the railway porters advanced civil rights and upward mobility for black Americans. read
“In my era," recalls Troy Walker, who worked on the rails for 37 years, "it was about the only good job a black fella could get.” Watch
A collection of personal accounts documents the role women played in the Southern freedom movement of the 1960s. read
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch talks with AARP about the third and final volume of his epic biographical trilogy Listen
Bruce Davidson talks about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and how he sought, as a photojournalist, to document it. Watch
Take a moment to listen to — and learn some of the fascinating stories behind — the music of the civil rights movement. Listen
On the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides, 40 college students aim to offer a lesson in civic participation. read
A small Mississippi town where three civil-rights activists were murdered in 1964 looks to the future as it elects a new mayor. Watch
Five days, five cities: Take a 500-mile pilgrimage through Georgia and Alabama to landmarks in the Southern civil rights movement. read
Join us on a walking tour of the neighborhood where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 — and the birth of a movement — took place. Watch
In Greensboro, N.C, the Woolworth's lunch counter where black students staged sit-ins has been restored as part of a museum.
Japanese Americans interned during World War II reunite at their former camp. Watch
Honoring the man who dared to dream. Watch
"Today's black athletes," he tells AARP, "have no idea what we had to endure." read
Jack Gross talks about his case, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Listen
A former first lady, writers and actors recall how the classic novel changed their lives. read
A gay rights pioneer talks about the 1969 Stonewall riots, the birth of the movement and his agenda of total equality for all. Listen
Jerome Smith recalls the childhood event — "the jump-off point" — that years later led him to join the civil rights movement. read
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