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Published date: 1 June 2016

On June 29 1966, Civil rights campaigners gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, US, and marched into the centre of Jackson, a snapshot of which is captured in this British Pathe film.

Fifty years on, The National Archives has launched an educational workshop for students of Key Stages 4 and 5 called Civil rights and racial segregation, which asks, ‘What was the response to racial segregation in the US?’

Exploring a range of Foreign Office files produced by the British Government during the presidencies of Eisenhower, JFK and Johnson, students will investigate the response of the ordinary Americans and the US government to segregation within the USA. How did the response to segregation change over time and why were the British government monitoring the civil rights situation in the first place?

Author: The National Archives

Duration: 02.47

Release date: 1966

Producer: British Pathe

Source: British Pathe

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