UC Berkeley Library

African American History 1950 to 1970 & Civil Rights Movement

[Till, Emmett] The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

This film that helped reopen one of history's most notorious cold case civil rights murders, is the result of the director's 10-year journey to uncover the truth. In August, 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle's home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of the oldest Southern taboos : whistling at a white woman in public.

[Wallace, George] George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering. 2000. 269 min.

[Williams, Juan] Interview with Juan Williams.

Juan Williams, author of the book and TV series, Eyes on the Prize, speaks at UC Santa Cruz about the civil rights movement in the 1990's.

[Williams, Mabel] Self Respect, Self Defense and Self Determination

Introduction: Angela Davis ; moderator, Rachel Herzing ; speakers, Mabel Williams, Kathleen Cleaver. Mabel Williams and Kathleen Cleaver, two women of the 60s Black liberation struggle share their personal experiences -- resisting the KKK and police repression, forced exile and their international experiences in Third World nations -- and how their their story relates to the struggle today. Recorded in Oakland, California on March 14, 2004. Program presented by Freedom Archives, East Side Arts Alliance, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. 72 min.

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