The Civil Rights GenerationThe story of civil rights in America is the story of legends like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also the story of countless ordinary people who took extraordinary action in the fight for equality. These are there stories.
The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. is the last living witness of the kidnapping of Emmet Till. Nearly 70 years later, he will still break down in tears when he describes what happened.
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Fred Gray and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., break into laughter at a joke told by a speaker at a political rally in Tuskegee, Ala., on April 29, 1966. King once called Gray the "chief counsel" of the civil rights movement.
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