Comcast NBCUniversal's Voices of the Civil Rights Movement platform honors the legacy and impact of the men and women who championed racial equity 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 18 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:
- Cine Golden Eagle Award
- Clarion Award
- Communicator Award
- Interactive Media Award
- International Film & Video Award
- Multicultural TV Front Runner Award
- NABJ Salute to Excellence Award
- NAMIC Vision Award
- Platinum Remi Award
- RTDNA/Unity Award
WHERE TO WATCH
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement is free and ungated to the general public, available across a variety of platforms.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Through the Voices of the Civil Rights Movement platform, Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to celebrate the rich contributions of locally and nationally recognized civil rights leaders across the company’s footprint. From intimate salon-style dinners to signature debut screenings, Voices creates meaningful moments that extend beyond the screen, bringing communities together to honor the civil rights icons that walk among them.
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.
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.