On the run from police and branded a terrorist, Nelson Mandela decided he should do a TV interview. The then-42-year-old lawyer spoke with ITN reporter Brian Widlake — and Widlake walked away totally confused about the man he'd just met.
Race, racism and privilege are central themes this summer, but they're anything but new. Only now, more people are recognizing there is a problem with the way justice and opportunity are present in the US.
At precisely 8:54 p.m. on August 28, 1957, Senator Thurmond began the longest continuous filibuster in US history. A final stand against a tide of history that was overwhelming the forces of racism and white supremacy that dominated the South and Southern lawmakers in Congress.