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Capturing the Civil Rights Movement in Unforgettable Images

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From: Breath of Freedom

Capturing the Civil Rights Movement in Unforgettable Images

Short | 02:15

Working as a photojournalist in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, Matt Heron captured powerful images of racial tension and police brutality in the Deep South.

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They fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule, as racism reached unfathomable levels. Their fight would continue back home on American soil. This is the story of the one-million-plus African Americans who fought in World War II. Discover their encounters with hatred, from the enemy and from within their own ranks. Explore this paradoxical chapter in American history through interviews with war heroes, including Colin Powell, Tuskegee ace pilot Roscoe Brown, and Charles Evers, brother of Civil Rights activist and WWII veteran Medgar Evers.

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