Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, a multimedia collaboration of Comcast NBCUniversal and the Equal Justice Initiative, 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 16 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:
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 kiosks are featured on a time-barred basis at select museums across the country and at permanent walk-up exhibits at two museums: the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. These exhibits empower local communities with full access to our collection of compelling testimonials and historical moments.