“I happened to come from a place where every movement of the ’60s emerged in close proximity and in great simultaneity. Unlike some places where it was primarily the civil rights movement, or...But in Oakland, Berkeley, and the...Bay Area, every movement, you know? The civil rights movement, the nationalist movement, the Panther movement, the feminist movement, the gay liberation movement, the environmental movement, the peace movement, all of it, okay? So we came along at a time and in a place where we had to hear each other’s analysis and feel each other’s pain and rage.” –The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums
June 19, 2012
U.S. Representative of California
Representing the 1960s
On representing the diverse movements coming out of the Bay Area in the 1960s.
Bringing the Human Family Together
Representative Dellums recounts his experience of becoming the first African American to represent a majority white district.
Changing for the Better
Representative Paul Findley of Illinois describes his personal, and the country's, shift on civil rights issues.
A States' Rights Lens
Representative Edwards reflects on trying to balance the need for change and states' rights.
Change Is Coming
Reflections on the changing southern attitudes towards civil rights legislation.
"You Should See This"
Benjamin Zelenko remembers the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Role of the Clergy in the Civil Rights Movement
Reverend Tanner discusses the relationship between religion and politics in the civil rights movement.