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    Presidential Remarks at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He urged Congress to pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America could pay…

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    Voter Identification Laws

    Panelists talked about recent voter identification laws passed in several states, including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Topics included proposed and actual changes to…

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    Book Discussion on Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

    Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to…

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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

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    Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Oral History Interview

    Yvonne Brathwaite Burke served in the United States House of Representatives from California in the 1970s. She recalled the work of the Congressional Black Caucus, her efforts on behalf of…

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    President Obama at Congressional Black Caucus Dinner

    President Obama spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards dinner. It is held each year as part of the foundation’s annual legislative conference…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Participants spoke about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Among the topics they addressed were criminal justice reforms, immigration laws, racial profiling, and drug…

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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Book Discussion on Stealth Reconstruction

    Glen Browder, former U.S. congressman from Alabama, argues that the civil rights movement in the South was not exclusively marked by struggles between blacks and white.  Instead, he…

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    Charles Rangel Oral History Interview

    Representative Charles Rangel talked about his life and career. Topics included the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus and his search for meaningful work after returning from…

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    John Conyers Oral History Interview

    Representative John Conyers talked about his life and career. Topics included the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971 and the establishment of the birthday of the…

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    Louis Stokes Oral History Interview

    Representative Louis Stokes talked about his life and career. His thirty years in Congress was the longest term to date held by a black representative. Topics included his journey…

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    Walter Fauntroy Oral History Interview

    The Reverend Walter Fauntroy talked about his life and career. He was the first delegate to Congress from the District of Columbia. This recording is from the Avoice Virtual Library…

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    Economic Town Hall Meeting

    Officials and lawmakers spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and economic recovery strategies at the local level. They focused on minority business ideas and community-based…

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    Economic Town Hall Meeting

    Experts from the corporate and business world talked about methods to survive and thrive in the current economic climate. They focused on minority business ideas and community-based…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a welcoming and swearing-in ceremony in the Congressional Auditorium of the new Capitol Visitor Center for the 41 members of the Congressional…

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    Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis, National Views

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a townhall meeting, “Foreclosure Crisis: Reasons, Repercussions, and Real Solutions.” Representative Barney Frank gave the keynote…

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    History of Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

    Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the continuing significance of…

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    The Future of Black Politics

    Panelists talked about the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama and what it signals for other black candidates. Topics included the similarities and differences between…

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