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[Farmer James] Race relations in Crisis (An Open Mind Special)

Presents discussions on race relations in America in 1963. On the panel were James Farmer, founder and National Director of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality; Wyatt Tee Walker, Chief of Staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Congress lead by Martin Luther King; Allan Morrison, New York editor of Ebony magazine; and Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, striking a contrary and eerily prophetic tone in the midst of this plaintive and urgent discussion. Of particular interest: the discussion of the possibility within the coming few months of a march upon the nation's capitol that was to become the historic March on Washington of August 28th, 1963. Host, Richard Heffner ; panel, Malcolm X, James Farmer, Wyatt Tee Walker, Allen Morrison. Originally produced for television as a segment in the series The Open Mind on June 12, 1963. 100 min.