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    African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa

    Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in…

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    "Meet the Press" with Martin Luther King, Jr.

    NBC’s Sunday talk show interviewed Martin Luther King, Jr., three days after the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, march for voting rights concluded. Martin Luther King appeared…

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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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    150 Years After the Freedman's Bank

    Panelists talked about the issue of black poverty in America 150 years after the creation of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the…

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    History of the Freedman's Bank

    Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant documents housed at the archives. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the Freedman’s…

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    Funeral Service for Former Senator Edward Brooke

    A funeral service was held in Washington National Cathedral for former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the first African American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He died…

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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 March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service, Opening

    Reverend Al Sharpton and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Bernard LaFayette and Clayborne Carson talked about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and responded to viewer comments and questions. They were at the Edmund Pettus…

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    President Obama Crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge

    President Obama and his family took a ceremonial walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge after an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama,…

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    1965 Voting Rights Rally

    ABC News coverage of the rally that culminated the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, voting rights march. News anchors spoke as scenes were shown of the marchers arriving in the state…

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Telephone lines were open for comments from viewers as live scenes were shown of the crowd waiting for the arrival of President Obama at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the…

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    Scenes of 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Live scenes were shown of the crowd gathered for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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    History of Juneteenth

    Doug Matthews talked about the history of Juneteenth and Ashton Villa, the historic home in Galveston, Texas, where Major General Gordon Granger delivered the news of the end of the Civil…

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    Slavery and the Methodist Church

    Professor Matthew Foulds talked about the division of the Methodist Church in West Virginia leading up to the Civil War. He spoke about the two factions that were divided over the…

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    African-American History

    Museum staff and participants in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Save Our African American Treasures” event spoke about the museum and the…

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    Lincoln's Legacy and the 13th Amendment

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and the 13th amendment. Speakers and panelists included William “Bro” Adams, Allen Guelzo, Sidney Blumenthal,…

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    Former Confederates and Public Office

    Professor Taja-Nia Henderson talked about how the 14th Amendment not only freed slaves, but also attempted to bar from public office anyone who had aided or took part in the Confederate…

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    Book Discussion on Color Blind Justice

    Professor Mark Elliott talked about his book, Color Blind Justice: Albion Tourgée and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson. Albion Tourgee was a leading…

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