Obama Campaign Speech on Race

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered an address on race and politics. In an attempt to calm the turmoil… read more

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered an address on race and politics. In an attempt to calm the turmoil surrounding controversial comments by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama rejected Wright’s comments but said that Wright had inspired his Christian faith and has been his spiritual guide for nearly 20 years. He talked at length about historical issues of racial division, black grievances, and white resentment while emphasizing that progress has been made in racial reconciliation. 

Senator Obama spoke at the National Constitution Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Obama Campaign Speech on Race

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Mar 18, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 31, 2008

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  • Mar 18, 2008 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 18, 2008 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 19, 2008 | 6:21am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 23, 2008 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2008 | 2:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2008 | 8:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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