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Ashley Nicole Black Talks to 1960s Civil Rights Activists About How to Resist Effectively on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

The civil rights movement achieved a lot in the 1960s, but it didn’t happen overnight—or in one month. It also didn’t stop there or solve every problem and suddenly erase racism and other prejudices, and those who were activists then have valuable insight for how we can continue their work now. So, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee‘s Ashley Nicole Black tracked down some of those activists to get their advice.

This video also serves as a reminder that the legal gains achieved in the 1960s didn’t happen all that long ago, and the people who fought for them are still around today, as well as those who fought against them and the attitudes and opinions they hold true. With that in mind, those who try to claim that activists for civil rights and equality are the ones causing division in the modern world sound extra ridiculous.

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