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From The Archives: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

 The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the NorthJanuary 2, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc talks with historian Thomas Sugrue, whose latest book is an examination of the struggle for equal rights in the North.

So much of the history of the movement has focused on the work in the South, in cities like Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta and Selma, and on the work of Southern groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  But in America’s northern cities, all was not equal and calm.  In Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, we meet the characters that lead the charge for equal rights in the North.  Thomas Sugrue joined Marc to discuss his book.

This segment originally aired on December 16, 2008.

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Marc Steiner

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