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    Eric Holder on Civil Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964.…

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    Bill Clinton gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of Howard University.

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    Senator Rand Paul at Howard University

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke to students at Howard University about Republican Party’s outreach efforts to young people and minorities. He detailed the party’s historical…

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    U.S. Africa Command

    General Carter Ham talked about the U.S. military role and mission in Africa, as well as the U.S. security challenges and counterterrorism efforts in the region. He responded to…

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    Youth Vote in 2012

    Panelists discussed the African American and youth vote in the 2012 election. Topics included issues that were relevant to the African American population, importance of the youth…

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Howard University.

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    Marc Morial gave the address to the graduating students of Howard University.

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    Blacks and the Civil War

    Professor Edna Medford teaches a course on African-American history at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The day’s lecture focused on the meaning of the Civil War to African…

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    Maroonage

    Professor Greg Carr, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, presented a class lecture on slavery in the U.S. in the international context. He focused on maroonage (flight…

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    Race and Justice

    Two legal experts talked about race and the justice system. Paul Butler argued that the criminal justice system is inherently flawed and punishes African-Americans and Latinos…

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    Governmental Role in Integration

    Policymakers, civil rights advocates and scholars spoke about racially and economically integrated K-12 public schools. They focused on incentives in current and proposed federal…

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    Public School Integration

    Panelists talked about federal funding and opportunities available to promote K-12 racial and economic integration. They focused on incentives in current and proposed federal policies,…

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    Obama Administration and the United Nations

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice talked about the approach the Obama administration has taken to utilizing the United Nations to advance the administration’s foreign…

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    Town Hall Meeting with Michael Steele

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele hosted a town hall meeting to address issues affecting university students. He spoke briefly about his own experiences in public…

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    Emancipation in the District of Columbia

    The panel talked about how the process of emancipation played out in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia had a deeply entrenched slavery culture, notable for having one…

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    Book Discussion on Saviors and Survivors

    Mahmood Mamdani talked about his book Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (Pantheon; March 17, 2009). Professor Mamdani talked about the complex roots of the…

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    Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln, Opening

    Opening remarks were made to start a three-day conference. Then Flordeliz Bugarin moderated a panel discussion on the topic of the first day, “Challenges to Slavery.”…

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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was…

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    Emancipation in the United States

    A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his…

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    Comparative Emancipations in the Americas

    The panel discussed abolition and emancipation in the Americas in the 19th century. They placed the struggle of African American freedom in the 19th century as part of a global…

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