Podcasting the civil rights movement and what happened ‘After the Dream’

Authors Timothy A. Minchin and John A. Salmond have not only written an engaging account of the implications of the civil rights movement, but have also collaborated on an eight part podcast series on the subject in conjunction with La Trobe University in Australia. With more 18,000 downloads combined, it has had a popular presence on iTunes U during Black History Month. Find links to the mp3s after the jump, or click HERE to find on iTunes U.

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965 begins where many histories of the civil rights movement end, with King’s triumphant march from the iconic battleground of Selma to Montgomery. Timothy J. Minchin and John Salmond focus on events in the South following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. After the Dream examines the social, economic, and political implications of these laws in the decades following their passage, discussing the empowerment of black southerners, white resistance, accommodation and acceptance, and the nation’s political will. Ending with the election of President Barack Obama, this study will influence contemporary historiography on the civil rights movement.

Part One: Professors Minchin and Salmond discuss their motivation for writing After the Dream.

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Part Two: Minchin and Salmond discuss the civil rights movement.

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Part Three: A discussion of the effects of the civil rights movement on employment.

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Part Four: Professor Minchin on the effects of the civil rights movement on public accomodation.

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Part Five: A discussion on the effects of the civil rights movement on voting rights.

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Part Six: Professors Minchin and Salmond on the effects of the civil rights movement on education in the southern states.

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Part Seven: Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream.

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Part Eight: The culmination of the civil rights movement and the election of Barack Obama.

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