Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baldwin, Brando, Belafonte, Poitier, Mankiewicz, and Heston Talk Civil Rights, 1963

On August 28 1963, the same day Martin Luther King delivered his landmark “I have a dream” speech, at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, writer James Baldwin, director Joseph Mankiewicz, and actors Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, and Sidney Poitier, sat down in a CBS studio to discuss Civil Rights in America. It was an historic moment, one that would be difficult to imagine happening today, amongst Hollywood’s glitterai - especially when Mankiewicz let’s the cat out of the bag:
“Freedom, true freedom is not given by governments; it is taken by the people.”

Thanks, DangerousMinds

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