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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a…

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    Vice President Biden at the NAACP 2012 Annual Convention

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the 103rd Annual Convention of the NAACP. He outlined the differences between President’s and Mitt Romney’s policies on health care,…

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    Reaction to EPA Discrimination Verdict

    Attorneys and employees spoke to reporters about a court finding that the Environmental Protection Agency had discriminated against several employees based on race and gender. Several…

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    Bush Campaign Speech

    Governor George W. Bush spoke about racism in America and said that the Republican Party had sometimes failed African-Americans. He also pledged to find common ground and strictly…

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    Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks

    Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks. Speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander,…

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    Obama NAACP Speech

    Senator Barack Obama spoke at the 99th Annual Convention of the NAACP. In his remarks he intended to continue espousing a message of personal responsibility and called on parents,…

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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony

    An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15,…

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    Mitt Romney at the NAACP Annual Convention

    Mitt Romney spoke to attendees at the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas. In his remarks he talked about job creation, the economy, and reasons he would benefit the black…

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    Perot Campaign Speech

    Independent and undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot addressed the annual convention of the NAACP in Nashville, TN. Punctuated with bursts of chords from a organ,…

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    Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Members of the “Little Rock Nine” spoke on the 50th anniversary of when they, as teenagers, desegregated Little Rock Central High School under the guidance of Daisy Bates and…

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    Race Issues in Hollywood

    African-American actors talked about obstacles they face in the television and film industry. Each spoke about the barriers they faced starting their careers as actors or stuntmen and…

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    African-American Political Power

    Activists talked about their concerns and recommendations for the 2012 elections. Topics included political power, voting laws, redistricting, and past elections.
    This program was part…

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    Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

    Reverend Jeremiah Wright delivered the keynote address at the 53rd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner sponsored by the NAACP on the theme of change. In his remarks he emphasized the…

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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

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    NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision

    NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not…

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    NAACP Leadership Summit

    African-American leaders spoke about race, religious, and cultural unity among African-Americans. Minister Farrakhan gave a rousing address featuring quotes from Jesse Jackson’s…

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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement.
    This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial…

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    NAACP Annual Convention

    The NAACP met and discussed issues within the African-American community including voting rights, education, and civic participation. As pivotal elections approach in 2012, the summit…

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    NAACP Annual Convention

    Participants spoke about the NAACP’s policy priorities including financial services, health care, criminal justice, employment and civil rights. They focused on how various Obama…

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    Voting Rights

    Panelists talked about the implications of the Supreme Court decision that struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County v. Holder. They focused on actions…

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