Fifty years ago, an Alabama state trooper shot civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. His death set off the historic marches from Selma to Montgomery a few weeks later.
AZ StoryCorps: Changing Times
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.