Black civil rights pioneers reflect on their legacies and the work still to come

Black trailblazers open up about their experiences during the civil rights movement, as well as their feelings about the ongoing fight for social justice.


The last year has made it clear that no matter how much progress it appears America has made, the work is far from over.

These stories showcase Black civil rights trailblazers who have been doing that work for many years.

That includes a man discussing what happened when he became the University of Florida's first Black student in the 50s, as well as a woman who has rallied for human rights for decades detailing the events that kickstarted her activism.

Then another activist shares her experiences with segregation during her childhood and links the civil rights movement with the ongoing battle for Black lives.

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