American Civil Rights Movement

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During the Civil Rights Movement, Jean Jackson of Selma, Alabama had marched alongside her friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  From her unique experiences, she recalls her friend’s passion, courage and leadership.   Historical film footage and still photos from the Civil Rights Movement are woven throughout this news piece and illustrate the sufferering that the non-violent demonstrators endured in order to obtain Civil Rights.  

Source: Al Jazeera English, April 4, 2008 and titled, “First Person, Jean Jackson friend of MLK Selma, Alabama” on YouTube



Master of Arts in Communication from San Diego State University; Bachelor of arts in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder. At the university level, she has taught communication, public speaking, and writing courses for both international and American students. Copyright (c) 2011. By Julia Hanweck. Human Rights, Our Greatest Needs: We must thrive, not just survive. All Rights Reserved. View all posts by

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