Freedom: A History of Us

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A 16-part history of the U.S., as told by historical figures (noted actors supply the voices), plus occasional commentary. Based on books by Joy Hakim.

Season 1, Episode 13 Democracy and Struggles

First Aired: February 14, 2003

“Democracy and Struggles” covers the beginnings of the Cold War and the civil-rights movement. Voices include Morgan Freeman (Thurgood Marshall), Paul Newman (Chief Justice Earl Warren), Charles Dutton (black student) and Meryl Streep (Sen. Margaret Chase Smith). Katie Couric narrates.

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  • Premiered: January 12, 2003
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A 16-part history of the U.S., as told by historical figures (noted actors supply the voices), plus occasional commentary. Based on books by Joy Hakim. (more)

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