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One Voice Can Make an Impact. Many Can Change History.

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.

 

Now in its fifth year, the project launched 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 chronicles a generation that ventured to achieve a more equitable America – as presented in more than 15 hours of gripping firsthand accounts, historical moments and stories submitted by the public.

Project Timeline

 
2013

Project launches as "His Dream, Our Stories," to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

 
 
2014

"Moments in Civil Rights History with D'Army Bailey" segments produced, in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative.

 
 
2015

Project evolves into "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement."

 
 
2016

Facebook and Twitter users energetically react to Voices' debut on social media, with 2 million average monthly reach.

 
 
2017

Permanent video presence launches on Xfinity On DemandTM.

 
 
2018

Five-year anniversary marked with new initiatives and expanded investment, including:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day sculpture project.
  • Partnerships with local museums and schools.
  • Social media livestreams, featuring civil rights leaders.
 

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