MLK and the Civil Rights Era

Mrs. Julia Bell Rogers, 2015

Mrs. Julia Bell Rogers, 2015



On Monday, January 19, 2015, Mrs. Julia Bell Rogers (left), joined me in the studio of 90.3 FM – WCPN Radio to discuss the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement.  The program was “The Sound of Ideas,” with host Michael McIntyre.


Mrs. Rogers, shown here in a post-program photo, joined the student protests in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.  She is holding one of the many books that includes an iconic photo of a small group of student protesters being attacked with high-powered fire hoses by Birmingham firefighters.  Mrs. Rogers was 15 years old when the photo (below) was taken.




The WCPN radio program is available at .








Photo Credits:

Studio image of Julia Bell Rogers, Regennia N. Williams

1963 Photo, Charles Moore, represented by the Black Star photo agency



Julia (left) and fellow protesters in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Julia (left) and fellow protesters in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963


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