A group of teenagers--black, white, Asian, Hispanic--from the inner city and the suburbs of Boston journey
together to the sites of the civil rights movement of the sixties. We travel with them as they visit the motel where
Martin Luther King was shot, the sites of marches and sit-ins, the graves of civil rights workers. The teens also
meet veterans of the movement. Producer Tovia Smith takes a trip into the past with these young people as they
discover the state of race relations today, what role their generation may play in continuing the struggle for civil
rights and how others disagree with their views.
Heirs to A Dream was produced by Tovia Smith as part of "The People Next Door" special series funded in part by the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting. Special thanks to The Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts for organizing the trip down south.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
March on Washington, 1963