Tennessee riot of 1946 part of hidden civil rights history

By Stephen Beehler | March 13, 2012

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We've all heard the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but what do you know about the Columbia race riot of 1946?

Listen as Emory Associate Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson tells the story of rioting that started over a dispute about a radio repair in this installment of the video series "The Hidden History of the Quest for Civil Rights."

Anderson shares some of the lesser know instances of racial prejudice in the video series, which is produced in observance of Black History Month.

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