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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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    Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights

    Former President Lyndon Johnson gave a lecture at a 1972 Civil Rights symposium held at his presidential library in Austin, Texas. This was Lyndon Johnson’s final public speech…

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    Book Discussion on Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

    Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the history of civil…

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    Mississippi Civil Rights Collection

    Cindy Gardner, director of Collections at Mississippi’s Department of Archives and History, highlighted items from Mississippi’s civil rights movement, and explained the history…

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    Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights

    Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in…

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    Medgar Evers House

    Minnie Watson, curator at the Medgar Evers House, talked about the life and murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. She discussed Evers' military service, role with the NAACP in…

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    Sports and Racism

    Sports stars and mayors debated the ways that race and sports can unite and divide people. They discussed various race-related sports stories since the 1930's, including Jesse Owens'…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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