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Leadership CD
Leadership CD
Contribution: $25.00

This is an interview with Professor Carol Giardina on why the term "leader" was rarely applied to women in the Civil Rights Movement (or anywhere else) even when they did the same things male "leaders" did more info
Black Lives Matter - wristband
Black Lives Matter - wristband
Contribution: $25.00

Official Black Lives Matter - wristband more info
Black Lives Matter - lapel pin
Black Lives Matter - lapel pin
Contribution: $25.00

Official Black Lives Matter - lapel pin more info
Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - DVD
Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - DVD
Contribution: $50.00

Ella Baker was a major leader and strategist of the Civil Rights Movement who was often unacknowledged because she was a woman. This is her story.

The DVD features an antroduction by Harry Belafonte, music specially composed for the film by Bernice Johnson Reagon and sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock ("Ella's Song").Winner of five documentary awards. Shows rare footage of Baker and interviews with her as well as period footage from campaigns in which she was important, from the 40's through 70's, focusing on her leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Also the speech in which she made the statement "We who believe in freedom..." (the lyrics for the song).
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Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders DVD
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders DVD
Contribution: $50.00

In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in
Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor
politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi,and descendants
of African slaves. They had come to their country’s capital seeking
civil rights, the first black women to be allowed in the senate chambers
in nearly 100 years.  A missing chapter in our nation’s record of the
Civil Rights movement, this powerful documentary reveals the movement in
Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the
courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders.
Their living testimony offers a window into a unique moment when the
founders’ promise of freedom and justice passed from rhetoric to reality
for all Americans. Through moving interviews and powerful archival
footage, STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS weaves a story of commitment,
passion and perseverance and tells the story of the women fought for
change in Mississippi and altered the course of American history
forever.
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Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights DVD
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights DVD
Contribution: $50.00

Through the personal stories of several former black female Civil Rights activists, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
unearths the lesser-known story of black women’s political
marginalization between the male-dominated Black Power movement, and the
predominantly white and middle class Feminist movement during the 1960s
and 70s, as well as the resulting mobilization of black and other women
of color into a united Feminist movement.


Reflections Unheard is a feature length
documentary, and the first of its kind to focus exclusively on black
women’s contributions and experiences during the Civil Rights era.

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Gary Null's We Know Who Killed MLK - 2 CD set
Gary Null's We Know Who Killed MLK - 2 CD set
Contribution: $75.00

Nine months before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his most powerful and damning speech about the direction of the US government and military at Riverside Church in New York City. On that occasion, MLK’s persona shifted from being a civil rights leader to a prophetic visionary accusing the government of far-reaching military, economic and social injustices. The speech marked a turning point in MLK’s career and made him a target among influential power brokers in Washington DC. It established a motivation for the US government to be rid of Dr. King and thereby avoid a far more systemic popular protest against corruption in Lyndon Johnson’s administration.

We Know Who Killed MLK presents a two-hour conversation with Dr. William Pepper, a New York attorney best known for representing Martin Luther King’s accused assassin, James Earl Ray. In this gripping and explosive interview, Pepper relays his inside knowledge about the trial of MLK’s accused murderer and the evidence that points to a conspiracy among federal agencies—the FBI, CIA and military—local state police departments, and organized crime. Pepper’s research into who was truly behind the assassination has been a life-long endeavor. We Know Who Killed MLK will forever change your understanding of Dr. King’s mission and the reasons why it was so important for the US government to be rid of him.

Dr. William Pepper was the Citizens Chairman for Robert Kennedy’s run for the Senate in Westchester County and later a counsel for Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan. Dr. Pepper has degrees from Columbia and Massachusetts universities and a JD from Boston College. His publications “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” and “Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King” are regarded as the definitive studies on who was behind the murder of MLK.
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