In the Million Man March, first proposed by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, hundreds of thousands of African American men marched in Washington, DC, to address problems, create awareness, and promote respect for and within black communities.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist women’s rights organization founded in 1966 by Betty Friedan and others. In the 1960s and 1970s, NOW helped lead the feminist movement in its efforts to eliminate sex discrimination and secure reproductive and equal rights for women. As the largest feminist organization in the United States, NOW continues to address issues of equality, race, economy, health, sexuality, and violence against women.
University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry describes John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, including background information on the President’s life and family, the writing of the speech, and major accomplishments of his administration.
Yale University historian Jonathan Holloway discusses his 2013 work, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940, with James Basker, President of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.