Dr. Martin Luther King leads thousands of marchers out on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. He then holds a prayer session in the middle of the bridge and leads the marchers off the bridge to respect a court order.
This clip explains the impact of the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the Civil Rights Movement as well as Rosa Parks' role in the boycott. It mentions that the story behind the boycott is more complex, as Rosa Parks wasn't first black person to resist bus segregation. Rather, there were several other women arrested for the same offense in the last 12 months, one of them being 15-year-old Claudette Colvin.
This clip describes the purpose and impact of the March on Washington as well as the events that took place during the march. It mentions a lesser-known fact that Dr. Martin Luther King gave his I Have A Dream speech during the march not because he planned to do so, but because no one else wanted to be the last speaker at the event. Dr. King's prepared speech did not include the I Have A Dream segment, but he gave a speech about his dream at the request of Mahalia Jackson.
Ernest Green and the rest of the Little Rock Nine attempt to integrate into an all-white school following a mandate by President Eisenhower. However, armed guards prevent them from entering the school.