The Long Walk To Freedom DVD and Video civil rights
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THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM VIDEO is a 30-minute documentary how 12 ordinary people from different racial and economic backgrounds came to accomplish extraordinary deeds, which changed the face of the nation. Together with tens of thousands of other Americans, they joined the Civil Rights Movement to protest racial inequality, segregation, and discrimination in the 1960s.

The film demonstrates that the struggle for civil rights, justice, and equality is indeed a "long walk" — an ongoing challenge requiring the participation of successive generations. And it shows how ordinary people can get involved in social change.

The film is principally illustrated with the photographs of Matt Herron, an award-winning photojournalist who covered the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s for Life, Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic magazines.