Birmingham, 1963: Three Witnesses to the Struggle for Civil Rights

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

11 a.m., February 25, 2024

This Sunday we will watch and discuss a video of businesswoman Mary Bush, University President Freeman Hrabowski, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, three lifelong friends, as they recount what life was like for Blacks in Jim Crow Alabama in the late 1950s and early ’60s.
In Birmingham, Alabama, 60 years ago, black students, some still in elementary school, marched for an end to segregation. They were met with police dogs, fire hoses, and handcuffs. Today, three people remember those events because they themselves were students there.
You can watch this one-hour panel discussion, recorded on February 7 at the Hoover Institute, at:


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