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    Senator Landrieu Concession Speech

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) spoke to her supporters at an election watch party at the Roosevelt New Orleans hotel after conceding the runoff election for her Senate seat to challenger Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

    Courtesy of WDSU-TV.

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    Representative Bill Cassidy Election Night Speech

    Representative Bill Cassidy (R) spoke to supporters following the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate election. He was running against incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), and six other candidates. Because no candidate obtained a majority of the votes, a run-off would be held December 6, 2014, between Senator Landrieu and Representative Cassidy.

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    Senator Mary Landrieu Election Night Speech

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D) spoke to supporters following the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate election. She was running against Representative Bill Cassidy (R) Rob Maness (R), and six other candidates. Because no candidate obtained a majority of the votes, a run-off would be held December 6, 2014, between Senator Landrieu and Representative Cassidy.

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    Remembering D-Day

    Panelists talked about the different ways D-Day was remembered in United States and abroad. They said that in the U.S., D-Day was widely memorialized through monuments, museums and film, while In Germany there was not a single museum marking the D-Day invasion. The panel also spoke about how different countries have changed their views on D-Day over the years.

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    Aftermath of D-Day Invasion

    John McManus talked about what happened in the days and weeks following the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France. He focused on challenges faced by the Allied forces, including the difficult terrain and the German fortifications in the towns surrounding the beaches. 

    This event was part of the National World War II Museum’s commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June.

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    World War II Combat Chaplains

    Lyle Dorsett talked about military chaplains during World War II, including the difficulties the chaplains faced and stories from many of their autobiographies. Aprroximately 12,000 chaplains traveled with combatants into battle and served as friends, advisors, and spiritual leaders. 

    This event was part of the National World War II Museum’s commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This event was part of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

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    Gender and Incarceration

    A panel of advocates for the rights of incarcerated women discussed that women were the fasted growing group of incarcerated people in the United States. The panel of black women, some of whom had been imprisoned themselves, discussed the compounding effect the incarceration rate has had on their communities and how the study of incarceration, which had focused on men, changed when gender was considered. Topics included the over-policing of the black community. 

    “Gender, Race, and Incarceration,” held at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center, was sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College and the Newcomb College Institute. It was affiliated with the 2013 Tulane Reading Project on Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.


    Some language might not be appropriate for all viewers.

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    President Obama in New Orleans

    President Obama spoke at the Port of New Orleans about the economy and urged lawmakers to increase spending on infrastructure such as ports and roads in order to boost exports and improve the economy in both the long and short term. He also called for greater investment in education and spoke about health care reform implementation.

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    Introductory Remarks Before President's Remarks

    Anthony Foxx, Cedric Richmond, and others spoke prior President Obama’s speech at the Port of New Orleans.

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