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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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  • 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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  • 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…

    34 views
  • 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…

    87 views
  • 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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  • 25th Anniversary March on Washington
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    25th Anniversary March on Washington

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