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    Dorothy Height Funeral Service

    Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. Dr. Height, who was chair and president emerita of the National Council of…

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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues. 

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    Democratic National Convention Day 1 Evening

    After official welcoming remarks, two panels talked about how a Gore-Lieberman ticket would improve their lives. Delegates then paid tribute to women serving in the…

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    Martin Luther King Day Prayer Breakfast

    The National Action Network held its annual prayer breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2012 theme was “King, Don’t Just Celebrate, Emulate.” Featured…

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    Women Civil Rights Leaders, Part 2

    As part of the prelude to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation hosted the Women Who Dare to…

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    Sweatshops and Child Labor

    Clinton Administration officials talked about their efforts to stop abusive forms of child labor around the world. They talked about the creation of the Raise the Children Initiative…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    President Bush and lawmakers paid tribute to Dorothy Height for work on behalf of civil rights. Ms. Height then spoke about her experiences as she accepted the Congressional Gold…

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    Global Campaign Against Child Labor

    Participants spoke about the inhumanities of child labor and their goals of ending it worldwide. They discussed the negative effects it has on both the children involved and the…

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    Kerry Campaign Event

    Following a speech by his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Senator Kerry addressed several issues, including equal opportunity for women, privacy and abortion.

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    Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting

    Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Claire McCaskill spoke to fellow Democrats about the party agenda and the 2010 midterm elections. Following their remarks a tribute video to Dorothy…

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    Lane Kirkland Memorial Service

    Participants gathered to pay homage to labor leader Lane Kirkland. President Clinton described him as “the very embodiment of the cause of freedom,” and praised him for his…

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    Patient Bill of Rights

    Prior to his remarks on the Patient Bill of Rights, President Clinton decried the nuclear test by Pakistan this morning. The president insisted that the United States would impose…

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    Future Work: Trends and Challenges for the 21st Century

    In a Labor Day speech, Secretary Herman talked about the U.S. employment outlook for the 21st century. She outlined the many labor laws enacted in the twentieth century, and claimed…

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    African-American Issues

    Ms. Rice was presented an award for her leadership and her presence as a role model in the African-American community. In her remarks she spoke about the importance of family and…

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    Democratic National Committee Meeting

    Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting’s General Session at the Washington Hilton Hotel will include remarks by outgoing chairman Terry McAuliffe and the election of a new…

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    Representative Dixon Funeral

    Participants paid tribute to the late representative Dixon through their words and traditional religious music.

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    U.S. Economy

    President Clinton announced a continuing decrease in unemployment numbers, adding that over 300,000 new jobs were created last month. He took no questions from the media.

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    Roosevelt Statue Dedication

    President Clinton dedicated a new statue of President Franklin Roosevelt depicting him in a wheel chair. In his speech he reviewed several measures adopted during his administration…

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    Gender Pay Equity

    Vice President Gore, Secretary Herman and others gathered to highlight continuing gender pay inequities. They stressed the impact of this problem on working women and their families…

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    Employment of People with Disabilities

    President Clinton spoke about the employing of people with disabilities and the discrimination that they encounter. He stated that employing people with disabilities helps sustain the…

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