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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson Investigation

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the press before a meeting with local federal officials at FBI headquarters in St. Louis. He was in Missouri to meet with law enforcement…

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls leading up to Congress passing the legislation, and…

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    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer Oral History Interview

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer talked about being part of the “St. Augustine Four.” In July 1963, 23 people were arrested after a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Crime Reduction

    Attorney General Eric Holder talked about the importance of confronting racial and sentencing disparities This was the keynote address of the two-day National Symposium on the Reduction of…

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    Jimmy Carter at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Jimmy Carter gave the closing address on the first day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin,…

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    President Obama at Civil Rights Summit

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary…

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    Republican Commemoration of the March on Washington

    The Republican National Committee hosted a luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Alveda King sang…

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    Hillary Clinton at American Bar Association

    At the annual American Bar Association conference, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the highest award of the ABA, the 2013 ABA Medal, for conspicuous service in the cause…

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    Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama at Bowie State University Commencement

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Bowie State University. She talked about the importance of education, the history of the…

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    Native American Lands and the Supreme Court

    Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture, which took place in the Supreme Court chamber, was one in…

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    Book Discussion on Mismatch

    Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help,…

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    Eric Holder Remarks on Voter Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the inaugural Faith Leaders Summit on Voting Rights. He talked Justice Department’s efforts to enforce voting rights in…

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    Book Discussion on Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six

    Cathy Knepper talked about her book Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six. This presentation was in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion on the grounds of City Hall at the 3rd…

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    Birth of the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland

    A discussion was held of the civil rights movement in Maryland, with personal stories from individuals who took part in some of the earliest civil rights protests in…

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    Civil Rights Cold Cases

    Louisiana State University journalism students try to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation solve civil rights era cold cases. A video clip was shown of FBI Director Robert Mueller…

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    Busing and Public School Integration in Charlotte

    James Ferguson talked about the use of busing to integrate schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. His firm argued for the litigants in the 1969 Swann case that desegregated…

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    Justice John Marshall Harlan

    Kentucky State historian James Klotter talking about Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911). He was known as the “Great Dissenter,” especially for the role he…

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