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    Criminal Justice and Race

    Community advocacy groups and law enforcement officials talked about the impact of mass incarceration on African-American communities and ways to reform policing practices in those…

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    African American Research Library's Alex Haley Collection

    Myrka Don Fred talked about the Alex Haley Collection at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alex Haley was the author of Roots: The…

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    Book Discussion on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984-2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in…

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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers…

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    Prospects for Black America, Concluding Discussion

    Panelists reviewed the day’s discussions of the future of the black community, including problems and potential solutions. This was the concluding panel of the symposium…

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    Prospects for Black America, Education Reforms

    Panelists talked about educational changes to benefit the African-American community. They discussed school choice, the influence of teachers' unions, giving schools autonomy, and…

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    Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the family. “Reducing Crime Rates…

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    My Brother's Keeper Initiative

    President Obama made remarks at the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Lehman College in the Bronx. He said a “sense of powerlessness” among young men of…

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    Black Men in the United States

    Social scholars talked about the state of black men in the United States as well as cultural dynamics and economic and educational challenges. Topics included employment and education…

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    African Americans and Law Enforcement

    Howard University hosted an event on the killing of unarmed African Americans by law enforcement. Benjamin Crump gave a keynote address. Mr. Crump, an attorney, has…

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    State of Black America

    Marc Morial talked about the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in South Carolina and about the National Urban League’s 2015 report on the state of black…

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    Montgomery Voting Rights Rally 50th Anniversary

    Bernice King spoke at a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March 25, 1965, voting rights rally in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    State of Black Women in America

    Melanie Campbell talked about the state of black women in America. She talked about the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s 4th Annual Black Women’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Hero's Fight

    Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, in which she looks at the way the urban poor in…

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    Alice Dunnigan, Ethel Payne, and the Black Press

    Carol Booker, who edited Alice Dunnigan’s autobiography, Alone Atop the Hill, and James McGrath Morris, author of Eye on the Struggle, a biography of Ethel Payne, talked about the two…

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    Book Discussion on A Chosen Exile

    Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the…

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    Selma's 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March

    David Jackson spoke by phone about President Obama’s visit to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the police attack on civil rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus…

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    Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson, Missouri, Investigation

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the release that day of the results of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal police shooting of…

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    Book Discussion on The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

    Professor Nina Moore talked about her book, The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice, about the role that the public and public-policy makers have played in…

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    Professor David Rice on Black Identity

    In remarks to Wellesley College students Morehouse College psychology professor and author David Rice talked about racism, stereotypes, and the portrayal of black women in the media. He…

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