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  • 30th Anniversary March on Washington
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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Civil rights activists spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th Anniversary March on Washington entitled, “Jobs, Justice and Peace.” The march, whose participants…

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  • Black America Report
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    Black America Report

    Participants discussed the state of race relations in the country and the prospects for the future.

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  • Future of AfricanAmerican Communities
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    Future of African-American Communities

    Mr. Jacob spoke to a large audience attending the 1993 annual convention of the National Urban League. In his remarks, he called for African-American communities in America to flex their strength…

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  • State of Black America 1993
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    State of Black America 1993

    Mr. Jacob and other members of the National Urban League spoke in a news conference to introduce a new report on the state of black America in 1993. The report detailed how recent civil…

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  • National Urban League Keynote Speech
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    National Urban League Keynote Speech

    Mr. Jacob delivered the keynote speech as part of the opening ceremonies of the National Urban League Annual Conference. He spoke of the Los Angeles riots and the troubles facing America’s…

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  • State of Black America in 1992
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    State of Black America in 1992

    John Jacob, president of the National Urban League, spoke at a luncheon of the American Planning Association, an organization concerned with urban and rural development issues. Mr. Jacob…

    33 views
  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Representatives of civil rights groups responded to questions from reporters in the White House driveway after meeting with President Bush to discuss the rioting occurring in Los Angeles, CA. The…

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  • State of Black America
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    State of Black America

    Each year, the National Urban League releases a report entitled,"The State of Black America." The report consists of 13 position papers examining issues affecting African Americans, and a chronology of…

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  • America and the World in the 1990s
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    America and the World in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the lack of investment in the economy. Dr. Lester Thurow addressed the Economic Policy Institute on “Investing in America’s Future: The Neglected Domestic Agenda.”

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  • Issues Affecting African Americans in 1991
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    Issues Affecting African Americans in 1991

    Mr. Jacob, president of the National Urban League, discussed issues of concern to minorities in the keynote speech on the opening day of the national convention of the National Urban League. He…

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  • Reaction to Civil Rights Speech
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    Reaction to Civil Rights Speech

    Representatives of the Black Leadership Forum held a press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to respond to President Bush’s commencement speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, on June 1. In…

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  • The 1991 Civil Rights Act
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    The 1991 Civil Rights Act

    The National Rainbow Coalition, in coordination with the Citizen Education Fund, held a conference in Washington entitled “Empowerment '92: A Call to Action.” The conference sponsored a forum on…

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  • The State of Black America Report
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    The State of Black America Report

    Mr. Jacob gave the sixteenth annual State of Black America address, in which he characterized black Americans as being in a “permanent recession,” and urged the U.S. government to stimulate the…

    82 views
  • California Gubernatorial Campaign
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    California Gubernatorial Campaign

    Mr. Jacobs explained the campaign-finance restrictions placed upon California candidates and the importance of the Black vote against Senator Williams.

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  • 1990 Civil Rights Act
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    1990 Civil Rights Act

    Following a meeting with President Bush, black leaders commented on civil rights legislation pending before Congress. The Bush administration had proposed an alternative to the bill in…

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  • Report on the State of Black America
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    Report on the State of Black America

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  • Black Leadership at the White House
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    Black Leadership at the White House

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  • National March for Affordable Housing
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    National March for Affordable Housing

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  • Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action

    Mayor Young addresses the group’s 32nd annual meeting.

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  • National Urban League 1989 Conference
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    National Urban League 1989 Conference

    The conference, titled “Working Together to Make a Difference: Toward Parity by the Year 2000,” opens with the annual policy address of Urban League president John Jacob and a performance…

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