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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights History

    Panelists talked about the history of civil rights in America. The panel was moderated by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American…

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    50th Anniversary of the Watts Riots

    Gerald Horne talked by video from Raeigh, North Carolina, about the 50th anniversary of the Watts riots in Los Angeles, which erupted August 11, 1965, following the arrest of a black man…

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    Black Internationalism in the 1940s

    Keisha Blain talked about African American efforts to create international organizations to work against racism. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign…

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    Book Discussion on One Righteous Man

    Arthur Browne talked about his book One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York, in which he recalls the life of Samuel Battle, the first…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Revolution on Campus

    Professor Martha Biondi talked about her book, The Black Revolution on Campus. This interview, recorded on the campus of Northwestern University, is part of Book TV’s College Series.…

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    Book Discussion on We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at…

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    Lucy Craft Laney Museum

    Executive Director Christine Miller-Betts gave a tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and told the story of Mrs. Laney’s life and legacy. Lucy Craft Laney…

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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were…

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    Black Women and Early 1900s University Life

    Treva Lindsey talked about black women and early 1900s university life, including at Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University.

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    Emmett Till and Great Migration Families

    Professor Krystal Frazier talked about the complexities of family life for African Americans in the North as well as the South during the mid-20th century. She spoke about the…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Special Order on the Confederate Flag

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the House floor about the Confederate battle flag. Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Al Green (D-TX) were…

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    House Democrats on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Steny Hoyer (D-NY) spoke in opposition to an amendment offered by Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) that would allow the continuation of the…

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    Representative Lewis on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) spoke about the Calvert Amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending Bill that would negate the amendments approved Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that would…

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    Representative Clyburn on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) spoke about the Calvert Amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending Bill that would negate the amendments approved Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that…

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    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Resolution on Confederate Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a resolution against the display of images of the Confederate flag on House grounds. That would have included the state flag of Mississippi.

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    House Debate on Confederate Flags at Federal Cemeteries

    Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, offered an amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending…

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    South Carolina Confederate Flag Removal Bill Signing Ceremony

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) signed a bill authorizing the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds. 

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    South Carolina House of Representatives Confederate Flag Debate, Day 3

    The South Carolina State House of Representatives voted on a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds. The vote was 94-20 to remove the flag. 

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    South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne on Confederate Flag Bill Amendments

    South Carolina Representative Jenny Anderson Horne (R) expressed frustration over the many attempts to amend the bill to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. She…

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    South Carolina House of Representatives Confederate Flag Debate, Day 2 Part 2

    The South Carolina State House of Representatives continued debate on a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds. 

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