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Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Hasan Kwame Jeffries, The Great Courses
Narrated by: Hasan Kwame Jeffries
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Our favorite moments from Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movement

Lecture 1, Chapter 1 - Marcus Garvey and the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Lecture 1, Chapter 1 - Marcus Garvey and the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
Taking a stand and forming a nearly unbroken human chain
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Lecture 3, Chapter 3 - Charles Hamilton Houston and Brown v. Board of Education
  • Lecture 3, Chapter 3 - Charles Hamilton Houston and Brown v. Board of Education
Joining the military meant separate and unequal everything.
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Lecture 7, Chapter 7 - Malcolm X
  • Lecture 7, Chapter 7 - Malcolm X
The evolution of Malcolm X
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  • Lecture 1, Chapter 1 - Marcus Garvey and the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Taking a stand and forming a nearly unbroken human chain
  • Lecture 3, Chapter 3 - Charles Hamilton Houston and Brown v. Board of Education
  • Joining the military meant separate and unequal everything.
  • Lecture 7, Chapter 7 - Malcolm X
  • The evolution of Malcolm X

About the Professor

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University. Author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, he is writing Stealing Home: Ebbets Field and Black Working-Class Life in Post-Civil Rights New York. Dr. Jeffries has taught graduate and undergraduate seminars on the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement. He also has taught surveys in African American and American History. He graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College with a BA in History and received an MA and PhD from Duke University in American History, specializing in African American History. He has received several fellowships in support of his research, including a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.