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    John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) received the 2014 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Representative Lewis was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement…

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    Book Discussion on The First Waco Horror

    Patricia Bernstein talked about her book, The First Waco Horror: the Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP, in which she reconstructs the details of not only the lynching…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    Q&A with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley talked about his book, Death of a King: the Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Year, about the final year of the civil rights leader’s life.

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    Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Maria Varela, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), talked about her experiences during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Ms. Varela spoke…

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    Civil Rights and Multiracial Cooperation

    Panelists talked about multiracial cooperation between civil rights coalition groups in the 1960s and 1970s. The explained how solidarity was fostered between groups such as the Black…

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    Minority Activism and the 1968 Election

    Panelists talked about minority activism leading up to the 1968 election as part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Poor People’s Campaign.” They described how people of…

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    In Depth with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her advocacy work and her books. The former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and of the Organization of American Historians, as well as…

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    Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), author of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, and Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life, talked about their books and responded…

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    Book Discussion on Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. br/ He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    Civil Rights and the War on Poverty

    Marisa Chappell talked about anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also detailed the societal attitudes toward…

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    Department of Justice Division on Civil Rights

    William Yeomans talked about the role of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division in light of the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. He also…

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    American History Tour of the Civil Rights Movement

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) travel beyond the Washington beltway to capture stories of literary and historic significance from small and mid-size cities across the county.…

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    Civil Rights Groups Conference Call

    Black national civil and human rights organization leaders held a media teleconference to discuss the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing by a police officer on…

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    Panel Discussion on Race in America

    Panelists talked about race in America in 2014, 50 years after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. br/ “Can America be Post-Racial?” was a panel of the Fifth Annual…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about civil rights and immigration. Former Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the Republican Party’s stance on immigration could lead to…

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    Labor Secretary Perez on Civil Rights

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the history of the Civil Rights movement and what he said was a continuation of those efforts within the Latino community. He said that the…

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    California Latino Community

    Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris talked about California’s Latino community, civil rights, immigration, and other issues including…

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    Book Discussion on This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

    Charles Cobb talked about his book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, in which he recounts the possession and use of firearms…

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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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