Course Exam Review and Q&A. 1986. 34min. (captioned)
In this lecture from James Farmer’s The Civil Rights Movement In The 20th Century class, Farmer begins by reviewing for the upcoming final exam, discussing the Council on United Civil Rights Leadership (0:00:00), the March on Washington (1:44), figures and movements in black nationalism (2:46), and Pan-Africanism (5:55). He and the class then review the major legislative accomplishments and movements within the Civil Rights Movement (8:08). At 13:22, Farmer asks the class if they have any questions, either about the exam or about the movement. He discusses the influence of the teachings of Gandhi on the nonviolent movement and the origins of CORE (14:37), then addresses CORE’s early lack of publicity in relation to the Second World War. Farmer then discusses what he sees as the Civil Rights Movement’s limitations (22:35). At 29:25, Farmer answers a question about the Reagan administration’s attempts to dismantle the work done during the Civil Rights Movement. He discusses the administration's reactions to civil rights legislation, including their opposition to numerical goals and timetables (36:30). He discusses his opposition to the idea that racial discrimination no longer exists in America (39:40). He then answers a question about whether it's possible to eliminate racism by legislative means (47:42) and the idea that people are less racist towards those they know well (52:20). (1:00:10) He concludes the lecture discussing internalized racism, the black power movement, and an encounter with Mississippi's Senator Bilbo.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/exam_review.pdf
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