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THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Find out more of how you can get involved:

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. Find out more of how you can get involved:

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GLORY

Featuring a Special Introduction by Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher.

In celebration of Black History Month, USA proudly presents the 8th movie in the Characters Unite Film Series to use the power of storytelling to help combat hate and discrimination.

Released in 1989, "Glory," set during the American Civil War, tells the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the Union Army's first formal unit made up entirely of African-American soldiers. "Glory" shined a light on a time when slavery was still accepted in the south and racism was common throughout the country. It paid tribute to the heroism of African Americans who risked their lives for a nation that treated them as less than equal. "Glory" won three Academy Awards in 1990, including Best Supporting Actor for Denzel Washington.

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Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

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Schindler's List

Schindler's List

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

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In The Heat Of The Night

In The Heat Of The Night

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