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    1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights…

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    James Blue's Film The March

    A 1964 U.S. Information Agency film documented the March on Washington. This film was directed by James Blue and was restored by the National Archives.

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    John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

    This 1964 documentary, narrated by actor Gregory Peck, tells the story of President Kennedy’s 1000 days in office, while also showing scenes from his funeral. The film was…

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    Roundtable on March on Washington

    The U.S. Information Agency filmed a roundtable on August 28, 1963, with March on Washington participants Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, and Harry Belafonte.

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    The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January each year in order to fall near King’s birthday, which is January…

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    Book Discussion on The Wall

    This 1962 newsreel from Hearst Metrotone News showed the situation before the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961 and the changes in the year following. Scenes showed…

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    Town Hall: Convicted Killers and Overcrowding

    In a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting, government officials and journalists discussed a proposed plan to implement Gacaca, a traditional form of tribal justice in which village elders…

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    Implications of the Communications Revolution

    The panel was part of a forum entitled: Building the Institutions of Freedom.

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    Investing in People: U.S.-South Africa

    Vice President Gore, who heads the U.S. Delegation to the Conference, leads off the forum. Following the recent elections in South Africa, this conference has become part of the…

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    Persian Gulf Conflicts

    Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger spoke to the U.S. Information Agency about the situation in the Persian Gulf. One of the main facets of his discussion was Iranian mine laying in…

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    International View of Presidential Election

    Four international visitors, following a three-week program in which they studied political campaigns across the U.S., described their experiences and offered their…

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    Civil Society and Corporate Responsibility

    Mr. Nader spoke about the importance of constraints on corporate power to preserve other, less tangible values, such as democracy, human rights and health. He also said that…

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    Growth of Democracy

    Highlights of the Third International Council Conference include a speech by Secretary Mosbacher and a panel entitled “Ascendancy of the Democratic Idea.” Organized in 1987, the…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in the Coming Years

    Secretary of State George Shultz delivered an address to the U.S. Information Agency on the nature of evolving foreign policy developments. He offered his thoughts on how events were…

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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Sen. Lugar briefed reporters on issues with impact on American foreign policy, including the situation in the Philippines, in which the Philippine Senate declined to renew the U.S.…

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    Address by John Sununu

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    Environment

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