Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement About 'Failing Up'

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Supreme Court fight over the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is just the latest struggle in a battle over civil rights that stretches back more than a century in this country. It's a struggle marked with many victories, big and small — and many failures along the way, too.

Tavis Smiley is the host of The Tavis Smiley Show and author of "Fail Up." He reflects on how the civil right's historic lessons of preserving through failure can be applied to ordinary life.


Tavis Smiley

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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