The Washington Post

Cape Up: Voices of the Movement

The veterans of the civil rights movement made history, but they are eager for you to know something: They didn’t set out to be heroes or icons. On two recent occasions, these brave men and women gathered to reflect on their experiences and the legacy they're leaving. Some of them are names you know, some aren’t — but all of them have stories that need to be told while they're still here to tell them. This series from the “Cape Up” podcast brings you the stories and reflections of some of these leaders, and their lessons on where we go from here.

The veterans of the civil rights movement made history, but they are eager for you to know something: They didn’t set out to be heroes or icons. On two recent occasions, these brave men and women gathered to reflect on their experiences and the legacy they're leaving. Some of them are names you know, some aren’t — but all of them have stories that need to be told while they're still here to tell them. This series from the “Cape Up” podcast brings you the stories and reflections of some of these leaders, and their lessons on where we go from here.

Episodes: 9

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Passing the baton

Duration: 24 min

The power of nonviolent resistance

Duration: 21 min

How music propelled the civil rights movement

Duration: 20 min

Women of the civil rights movement

Duration: 24 min

How MLK's famous letter was smuggled out of jail

Duration: 20 min

Children 'stripped of innocence'

Duration: 25 min

The day Martin Luther King Jr. died

Duration: 19 min

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