- Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, Steeler Lecture, November 1967.
Based on writer Mark Long's childhood in Houston, TX. The Silence of our Friends is a semi-fictional account of events surrounding the Texas Southern University "Riots" in 1967 and 1968. The story centers around Long's father Jack, a "Race" reporter for the local TV station, and a Larry Thompson, a community activist.
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The SNCC was a civil rights organization active in the 1960s that aimed to give young people a greater voice in the Civil Rights Movement.
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