Our Story

Comcast NBCUniversal's Voices of the Civil Rights Movement platform honors the legacy and impact of the men and women who championed racial equality in the United States.


The project launched in 2013 as “His Dream, Our Stories” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech became a rallying cry for the movement. Today, Voices of the Civil Rights Movement presents more than 17 hours of gripping firsthand accounts, historical moments and stories submitted by the public.


Discover new perspectives and deepen your knowledge of this historic era through Voices of the Civil Rights Movement’s expansive content:

Our Partners

The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.

The late D’Army Bailey was a circuit court judge, civil rights activist, author and actor born in Memphis, Tenn. In 1991, he founded the National Civil Rights Museum at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was slain.

Before his passing, Bailey hosted all of Voices of the Civil Rights Movement’s “Moments in Civil Rights History” segments.

Museum Exhibits

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement installations are available at select museums across the country, empowering local communities with full access to our collection of compelling testimonials and historical moments.

Permanent walk-up exhibits are featured at the museums below:

Explore our traveling exhibits at the following locations: Atlanta’s Friendship Baptist Church; the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, Michigan; the Detroit Association of Black Organizations at the Sheffield Center; and the Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives.

LICENSING

Video footage featured in Voices of the Civil Rights Movement segments can now be licensed through our partners at NBC News Archives.

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