Letters to the Museum

The History of Racism Series on BBC

Dr. Pilgrim,

Your presentation on Saturday, was absolutely awesome.  I hope to get the opportunity to visit your museum in the very near future.  The videos that I'm forwarding to you were sent by Richard Smiley, one of the original "Foot Soldiers" from Selma Alabama.

Sincerely,
Frankie
May 2, 2011

This is a most interesting series that was shown on BBC around 2007; I don't think many outside Britain saw it.  It is a series that all people should view and discuss with others of different races.  Discussions emanating from these videos (each is only around 10 minutes in length) will illuminate and explain contemporary socio/political/economic realities in easily understood terms and images.  These videos especially should be viewed in schools.  Young people who probably will not read about this history will learn a lot from viewing the videos, especially if they are followed by intelligent discussions so show them to your students, children, and others.

History of Race
Episode 1 (parts 1-6)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzqEaiGR7Xo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKx9CcHZ28c&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaJpqrGWWUg&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NueGkVQNSAU&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo2kKgzgYWQ&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI81KgB7yH8&feature=related 

Episode 2 (Parts 1-6) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgUdZJOg8II&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGGE6M0mkQ0&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARDL7a8llCk&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2g_OtX6t2k&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBGVY6A38as&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWnp2vWWpnE&feature=related 

Episode 3 (Part 6 only) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y56EpwKen8M


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