Civil Rights

  • Views: 549 Video Voices: Edrene Cole

    WGTE interviewed the late Endrene Cole about her experiences in the struggle for Civil Rights in America.  She witnessed the riots in Watts and the unrest in Toledo in the 1960s, and shares her memories about the Dorr Street neighborhood before and after the Urban Renewal program that removed this historic neighborhood from existence.

  • Views: 4826 Undefeated: The Chuck Ealey Story -

    WGTE looks at the history and the legacy of the '60s and '70s through the inspiring life of UT Quarterback Chuck Ealey. Experience the joys and the highs, the electricity and the love, the pains and the sorrows, the perseverance and fight for equality. Take a journey with us, Chuck Ealey and his UT Rocket football team members as we travel from Portsmouth Notre Dame High School in southern Ohio to the University of Toledo and on to the Canadian Football League.

  • Views: 1 Dr. Harris | Professor of Law | January 31, 2013 | University of Toledo College of Law

    Run Time:  39:37

    The University of Toledo College Of Law presented David A. Harris, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

    With almost 300 DNA-based exonerations over two decades, there is now plenty of data about the basic things that go wrong in eyewitness identifications, in suspect interrogations, and in forensic science. The science concerning these issues is rigorous, well documented, and replicated, says David Harris, the leading national authority on racial profiling.

    Yet, with the exception of DNA, law enforcement has not embraced this science. Most often, it has actively resisted science. Harris’s lecture explored why.

    Support for Knowledge Stream is provided, in part, by a generous gift from The Appold Family Charitable Trust.

  • Deadline Now: Same-Sex Marriage

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Last month, the United States Supreme Court seemed to sanction same sex marriages.

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  • Views: 189 "Islamophobia" | Forum | Nov 9, 2010 | University of Toledo Law Center

    Run Time: 2:13

    The University of Toledo's Initiative for Religious Understanding hosted a lecture series titled "Islamophobia: Ground Zero, Burning Books and Americas Future." The lecture was held at the University of Toledo Law Center.

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  • Views: 422 Video Voices: Gwendolyn Ellis

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 25 Christina Hoff Sommers | "Sex, Lies and Feminism" | March 14, 2012 | University of Toledo Law Center

    Run Time: 56:10

    Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers made the case for conservative feminism at The University of Toledo College of Law.


    Feminism today is not one-size-fits-all. Diverse and competing conceptions of feminist theory exist, and Sommers added a provocative and conservative voice to the debate. Calling for a hard look at the goals and tactics of feminists to date, she contends that feminism has lost its way — and she explained how to put it back on track.

  • Views: 1 Rob Salem | "Civil Rights, Public Health and Prisons" | April 9, 2013 | University of Toledo

    Run Time: 51:34

    Rob Salem, clinical professor, University of Toledo College of Law, spoke during prison week.

    Bringing prisons out of the shadows and into the public eye was the mission of Prison Awareness Week, that took place at The University of Toledo.


    The events were sponsored and planned by the UT School for Interdisciplinary Studies; departments of History, Criminal Justice and Social Work, Philosophy and Religious Studies; UT Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program; Phi Alpha Theta history honor society; UT Libertarians; and UT Program in Law and Social Thought.

    The UT efforts were part of a larger coalition, Toledoans for Prison Awareness, whose members include the American Civil Liberties Union (Northwest Ohio chapter), Lucas County Libertarian Party and Move to Amend Toledo.

    Support for Knowledge Stream is provided, in part, by a generous gift from The Appold Family Charitable Trust.

  • Views: 472 Video Voices: Betty Amison

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 1019 Cornerstones: The African Americans -

    Find out more about Ella P. Stewart, the first practicing black pharmacist in the country; LeMaxie Glover, a nationally-recognized sculptor who taught art in the Toledo Public Schools; and Art Tatum, the legendary jazz musician fom Toledo. The program includes recollections from more contemporary African-American Leaders.

  • Views: 420 Video Voices: Reverend Robert A. Culp

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 388 Video Voices: Wilma Brown

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 211 Deadline NOW: John Jones and The Greater Toledo Urban League

    April 4, 2008

    John Jones has just been named the Greater Toledo Urban League's new president and chief executive officer. An accountant by training, Jones is also an associate minister of Christian Temple Baptist Church, where his father is the pastor. Mr. Jones will join host Jack Lessenberry to discuss the Greater Toledo Urban League. They will also reflect on the 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

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  • Views: 212 Carmen Phelps | "Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement" | December 3, 2009 |University of Toledo

    Run Time: 32:55

    Carmen Phelps, University of Toledo Assistant Professor, presented:  "Performative Politics in Chicago: Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement".

  • Views: 411 Deadline Now: Arab Americans in Toledo

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Dr. Samir Abu-Absi, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Toledo, has recently authored the book Arab Americans in Toledo, a highly-praised chronicle of Toledo's Arab American experience. He will be joined by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, retired thoracic-cardiovascular surgeon, columnist for The Blade and the author of Treading a Fine Line: A collection of Opinion Columns with Readers' Comments.

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  • Views: 214 Rebecca Zietlow | ''Women and the U.S. Supreme Court'' | September 10, 2009 | University of Toledo

    Run Time: 28:09

    Rebecca Zietlow, University of Toledo Professor, College of Law, presented "Women and the U.S. Supreme Court".

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  • Views: 146 Dr. David Hollenbach, S.J. | "Human Rights and the Struggles of the World's Poor" | November 10, 2010 | Corpus Christi

    Run Time: 42:33


    Dr. David Hollenbach spoke on "Human Rights and the struggles of the World's Poor."  The lecture was held at Corpus Christi.

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  • Views: 193 Deadline Now: Toledo's Jewish Community

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Host Jack Lessenberry welcomes leaders of Toledo's Jewish community to the show: Rabbi Moshe Saks of Congregation B'nai Israel, the center for Conservative Judaism in the greater Toledo area for 144 years, Rabbi Ed Garsek of the Orthodox Etz Chayim congregation, as well as Rabbi Samuel R. Weinstein of Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim, the center for Reform Judaism in the Toledo area.

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  • Views: 313 Deadline NOW: Drs. S. Amjad Hussain & Fatima Al-Hayani

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    For weeks, much of the news has been dominated by arguments over the so-called "ground zero mosque," an Islamic Center proposed near the World Trade Center site. And there was overwhelming reaction to an obscure Florida pastor's threat to burn copies of the Koran on September 11. Many Americans are uncertain about what most Muslims believe. This week, Dr. S. Amjad Hussain and Dr. Fatima Agha Al-Hayani, two distinguished community leaders join host Jack Lessenberry to discuss the disturbing rise in anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States.

  • Views: 77 Deadline Now: FLOC Founder & President Baldemar Velasquez

    Friday, November 9 at 8:30 p.m.

    FLOC -- the Farm Labor Organizing Committee -- was the first-ever union of its kind for migrant workers when it was founded 45 years ago by Baldemar Velasquez.

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