A White Southerner in the Civil Rights Movement: The Ed King Story

Posted on December 27, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Ed King at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A young adult amidst the tumultuous events of the civil rights movement, King reflects on his personal experiences with faith and politics in the fight for racial equality. The lecture begins at the 9:35 minute mark. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “We reached the American public. This is something a non-violent movement has to do, or any revolutionary moment. You’ve got to convince the people most directly involved, in this case the blacks in Mississippi, ninety-five percent of whom were not allowed to vote, that they can make a difference and the moment has to be faced. And if they fail, don’t give up because you may have helped the next generation do this.”

  • Video Information
  • Date Recorded:October 24, 2013
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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