Ford Hall Forum Recordings



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Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)




This episode of the New American Gazette featured the remarks of Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and Leola Brown Montgomery from the Conference on Women and the Constitution. The conference was convened by former First Ladies Betty Ford, Pat Nixon, Rosalyn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson on February 12, 1988 to celebrate the US Constitution and the contributions that women have made to the country’s founding document. Coretta Scott King, an activist and civil rights leader, urged women to become the moral vanguard for a more compassionate, humanitarian world society. Sharing experiences from the struggle for civil rights and desegregation, Rosa Parks and Leola Brown Montgomery discussed their groundbreaking accomplishments in seeking justice and equality for all people. The radio program is introduced by Barbara Jordan. Digitally restored, 6/2018.




Forums (Discussion and debate), African Americans -- Civil rights

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Forums (Discussion and debate), African Americans -- Civil rights

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The New American Gazette: Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Leola Brown Montgomery at the Ford Hall Forum, transcript