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Journalist Steve Crump traces one of the most important years of the Civil Rights Movement in this four-part documentary “Flashbacks and Tributes From ’63.” Crump delves into the tumultuous year that energized the movement through tragedy and inspirations. 1963 — the year that then Alabama Gov. George Wallace vowed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” at the University of Alabama. In April, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and wrote “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”; in June, NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was killed outside his home in Mississippi and in September, four girls were killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Produced by Steve Crump and WTVI PBS Charlotte.
Episode 1: Medgar Evers: Reflections and Rededication
February 6 – A look back at the life of Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers, and how his contributions were celebrated and acknowledged.
Episode 2: Moments of the March
February 13 – Reflection from the 1963 March on Washington from those who participated and covered the event as well as the events that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the occasion.
Episode 3: Sunday Morning Martyrs
February 20 – A visit to Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church where the victims were remembered through community services and by individuals including former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rich and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Episode 4: Justice Delayed and Promises Delivered
February 27 – The Evers’ and Birmingham Bombing cases took decades to be successfully prosecuted. Family members, along with a journalist and former US attorney explain the importance of not giving up.