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    African-American Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections

    Panelists talked about African-American participation in the 2010 midterm elections, challenges facing black voters, and the potential impact of the African-American vote both nationally…

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    Supreme Court Integration Decision Reaction

    Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to express their reactions to a 5-4 decision the Court had just handed down. The decision restricted the use of…

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    Extension of the Voting Rights Act

    Moderated by Professor Walters, panel members discussed the importance of extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some provisions of which expire in 2007. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Black Leadership

    As part of the 2006 symposium series hosted by the Black Leadership Forum, participants talked on the topic “What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?” about how past leaders might…

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    Opposition to Judge Alito Nomination

    Civil rights leaders spoke to reporters about their opposition to the nomination of Judge Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing his past decisions and judicial temperament as indications…

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    Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting…

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    Blacks and the Supreme Court

    Participants talked about issues affecting the black and minority communities in the previous Supreme Court term. They talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace…

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    Historical Perspective on Black Leadership

    Scholars, civil rights leaders and others talked about the history of civil rights and how past leaders in the black community would have responded to contemporary issues. They also…

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    Race and Senator Lott

    The speakers talked about the Senate leadership and Senator Lott, including their letter to Senator Lott urging him to resign his position as Senate Minority Leader. Following their…

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    Civil Rights and Labor Rally Against Florida Election

    Labor leaders and civil right activists spoke on the steps of the Florida Supreme Court building about the 2000 election results and the inauguration of George W. Bush. Among the…

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    African-Americans and the New Congress

    Several African-American leaders talked to reporters about the black community’s expectations of the new Republican-controlled Congress on a variety of issues including welfare,…

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    African-Americans and the New Congress

    The incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and other African-American leaders talked about the relationship between the new Congress, especially the Republican majority, and…

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