On-Air Highlights

Civil Rights and Social Change

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Oct 30, 2012 7:33 AM

From the Depression to the New Deal to the Anti-Communist Hunt to the Civil Rights Movement, Alabama natives Clifford and Virginia Durr were active participants in some of the most important historical events of the 20th century.

The film covers Clifford and Virginia Durrs’ early years growing up in a segregated South; then as young adults awakened by social change during Roosevelt’s New Deal landscape; Clifford Durr’s service on the Reconstruction Finance Committee and Federal Communications Commission; Virginia Durr’s appearance before McCarthy’s “Red Scare” hearings; and later in life, their return to Alabama and work as Civil Rights leaders in their native state.

You will see the story of two individuals whose lives unfold on the stage of a changing nation. Watch witf for The Durrs of Montgomery County Thursday at 9pm, Sunday at 1pm, and Sunday at 7pm. 

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