Amanpour and Company

Xernona Clayton and Martha S. Jones Discuss Civil Rights

Clip: 10/21/2020 | 2m 44s Video has closed captioning.

Black women form the backbone of the Democratic Party. In 2008 and 2012, they turned out in historic numbers to elect Obama. In 2016, fewer voted for Clinton – a warning to Biden that their vote cannot be taken for granted. To discuss their own political journey and the obstacles they still face, Christiane speaks with civil rights activist Xernona Clayton and historian Martha S. Jones.

Aired: 10/21/20

Rating: NR

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