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Students' view
In 1965, in the aftermath of the Watts riots in L.A., Brokaw spoke with high school students then about the volatile issues that set the African-American community ablaze. 41 years later, Brokaw speaks with students at Lanier High School in Georgetown, a predominantly black neighborhood in Jackson, Miss. What the students say may surprise you.
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Jackson then and now
During the civil rights movement in 1963, 12-year-old Gene Young participated in a walk out of Lanier High School. He was one of the youngest people arrested and held. Young, who went on to become a college professor, discusses how Jackson has changed with Tom Brokaw.