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David Garrow to Appear in CNN Series ‘The Sixties’

Episode on the Civil Rights Movement to air June 26
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June 26, 2014

 

Pitt Law's David Garrow is among the researchers, activists, and other eyewitnesses to history featured in “The Long March to Freedom,” airing at 9 p.m. June 26 on CNN.

Part of the network’s original 10-part documentary series “The Sixties,” the episode reexamines Selma, Birmingham, and the March on Washington as part of the Civil Rights Movement. Garrow, along with Diane Nash, John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, C.T. Vivian, Bob Moses, Diane McWhorter, Taylor Branch, and Isabel Wilkerson, gives context to the lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, integration, and Children’s Crusade for the moral mission of the Civil Rights Movement.

“The Sixties” was executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman (HBO’s “John Adams” and “The Pacific”), and Mark Herzog (History Channel’s “Gettysburg”).

Watch a promo for the episode here.

Viewers may join producers for a live conversation during the broadcast on Facebook and use the hashtag #TheSixtiesCNN.

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