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    My Brother's Keeper Initiative

    President Obama spoke at a town hall at the Walker Jones Education Campus focusing on the importance of the “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” President Obama announced a…

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    Executive Order on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination

    President Obama made remarks before signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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    World War II Combat Chaplains

    Lyle Dorsett talked about military chaplains during World War II, including the difficulties the chaplains faced and stories from many of their autobiographies. Aprroximately 12,000…

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    Women's Liberation Movement

    Professor Stacy Cordery talked about the ideals and goals that drove feminists and the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The class discussed several…

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    Book Discussion on Finding Her Voice

    Rekha Basu talked about her book, Finding Her Voice: A collection of Des Moines Register columns about women’s struggles and triumphs in the Midwest, in which the Des Moines Register…

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    Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were…

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    Women's Health Protection Act

    Members of the U.S. House and Senate, doctors, and advocates with differing perspectives on reproductive rights testified at a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696).…

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    Majority Leader Reid on Hobby Lobby Ruling

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about legislation to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. He said that there were…

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    Eric Holder on Civil Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964.…

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    Book Discussion on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

    Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he examines the role that religion played in the election and defeat of former President Jimmy…

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    After Words with Jason Riley

    Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African…

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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature.  “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at…

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    State of African-American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk…

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    Religious Liberty and the Courts

    Hannah Smith talked about the legal definition of religious liberty and the debates over the concept in the nation’s courts and legislatures. She also talked about the Burwell v.…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Contraception Coverage

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to outline their proposed bill, the “Not My Boss’s Business Act,” that would require employers to abide by the health care…

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    Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights

    Former President Lyndon Johnson gave a lecture at a 1972 Civil Rights symposium held at his presidential library in Austin, Texas. This was Lyndon Johnson’s final public speech…

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    In Depth with Reza Aslan

    Reza Aslan responded to viewer questions and comments on topics such as Islamic fundamentalism, the war on terror, and instability in the Middle East. He is the author of No god but God:…

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    Book Discussion on Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

    Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the history of civil…

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    Mississippi Civil Rights Collection

    Cindy Gardner, director of Collections at Mississippi’s Department of Archives and History, highlighted items from Mississippi’s civil rights movement, and explained the history…

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    Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights

    Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in…

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