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Civil Rights Elders Pass Torch to Next Generation Nov 20 2011 Occupy Wall St

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Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011

Filmed November 20, 2011, 3.30pm. Interfaith service led by Council of Elders -- veterans of civil rights movements of the past 50 years -- held at Liberty Plaza a/k/a Liberty Square a/k/a Zuccotti Park featuring testimony, speeches, and the symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation of civil rights and social justice leaders and activists. closed captioned.

The actual symbolic passing of the torch moment (12:25)

Speakers include
Michael Ellick, Judson Memorial Church
Rev. Phillip Lawson
Rev. Dr. Mel White
Rabbi Dr. Arthur Waskow
Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely
Rev. Nelson Johnson
Joyce Hobson Johnson
Dr. Paul Bermanzohn, survivor 1979 Greensboro Massacre
Lewis A. Brandon, III, 1960 Woolworth's Sit-ins.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance mentioned (2:30)

note: the crowd repeats the speaker's words so people in the back may hear what is being said. NYC requires a NYPD sound permit to use electronically amplified sound devices such as mics/speakers, and bullhorns in public, but early on in October, the City decided occupy wall street will not get one.


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