These never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of Jackie Robinson as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics. Writing eloquently and with evident passion, Robinson had charted his own course, and had challenged the nations leaders to do the right thing. These extraordinary conversations reveal the scope and depth of Robinson's effort during the 1950s and 1960s to rid America of racism.
From the fearless resolve of a single woman to the remarkable voice of thousands marching, this History Channel special offers an overview of one of America's great defining periods. A compilation of materials on the civil rights movement, from personal narratives of life in the period, to insights into the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, to the 1965 march on Montgomery, along with biographies of two of the leaders of the movement.