Hold On, Mr. President

In recognition of Presidents’ Day and Black History Month, we should never forget that historical attitudes never really go away. Prejudice is belief left unchallenged, and we never lack unchallenged beliefs.

Historical clips come from the PBS American Experience presentation of “Eyes on the Prize: The American Civil Rights Movement (1954-1985).” Music playlist: “Keep your eyes on the prize” (from the documentary and also performed by John Mellencamp); “Mississippi” (by Bob Dylan, performed by the Dixie Chicks); “For what it’s worth” (by Stephen Stills, performed by Buffalo Springfield); “Crazy” (by Gnarls Barkley); “Inner city blues (makes me wanna holler)” (by Marvin Gaye and James Nyx). 9:27

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