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"The March" - PBS show about the 1963 March on Washington

Excellent program. I just watched it and recommend it to everyone.

I was too young in 1963 to really understand what was going on that day, though I remember the trepidation of white people in my little Southern town about what might come of that march. They expected riots and violence, since their experience was based on the treatment of civil rights marchers by Southern law enforcement.

I don't think the white people I knew really listened to the words said that day or learned what they should have from the people who gathered in Washington that day. If they had, we would not still have the racism and the subjugation of people we do today. Instead they were waiting for the expected violence. They lost a chance to make this country better and stronger.

Watch the program if it is shown in your area. Here, it will rerun Sunday evening.

City of Tallahassee releases "Footsteps to Freedom" Documentary

Posted on Feb 5, 2014
by Jeff Sterling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After premiering to an audience of more than 100 people, a city-produced documentary on the history of the Civil Rights Movement is now available.

"Footsteps to Freedom" chronicles the creation of the Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk, honoring civil rights activists who made a difference in the Tallahassee area.

The City of Tallahassee is sharing the video online and on air, as well as through the Leon County Public Library System and the Leon County School District.

In honor of Black History Month, the documentary can now be streamed online, as well as seen throughout February on WCOT. The film is also available for purchase at various locations in the Tallahassee area.

For more information on the documentary, or to stream it online, visit the "Footsteps to Freedom" website.

"What we ask is simple... impartial service for all." These words were displayed on signs worn by protesters in front of retail stores located along Jefferson and Monroe streets in Tallahassee nearly 60 years ago. Thanks to a landmark project, these same words are now engrained into the Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk, an innovative and artistic commemorative sidewalk that will allow citizens the opportunity to take a walk back in time to a period that significantly altered Tallahassee and the entire country.

Bob Ross Remixed!

Fish Bowl now on National Geographic!

So far, the action is riveting. A white puppy is sleeping next to a goldfish bowl. Every so often the goldfish swims around some.
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