No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King’s leadership shows mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act.
The story of the moment that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed his his “true leadership."
An excerpt of John Lewis's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
An excerpt of MLK's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.