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  • Millions More Movement Preparations
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    Millions More Movement Preparations

    Leaders from the black community announced a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. They talked about the legacy of the original march, subsequent marches to…

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  • Million Man March
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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

    15,134 views
  • Million Mom March Against Assault Weapons
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    Million Mom March Against Assault Weapons

    Politicians, activists, and others spoke in support of renewing the assault weapons ban. The ban, enacted in 1994, was scheduled to sunset in September 2004. Several bands entertained the crowd.…

    479 views
  • Youth Voter Registration Drive
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    Youth Voter Registration Drive

    Representatives of youth-oriented groups announced their youth voter registration drive, saying they also will encourage young people to vote November 4. After their statements they…

    121 views
  • 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…

    1,392 views
  • Developing a Civil Rights Agenda
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    Developing a Civil Rights Agenda

    Participants talked about the Democratic Party civil rights agenda as it related to legal issues and the justice system. Among the topics they addressed were racial profiling, the death…

    81 views
  • Million Woman March
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    Million Woman March

    African-American women gathered two years after the Million Man March in Philadelphia along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Speakers talked about the important role of African-American women in…

    310 views
  • Monday Journal Million Man March
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    Monday Journal Million Man March

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    312 views
  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

    37 views
  • Cathy Hughes Radio Talk Show
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    Cathy Hughes Radio Talk Show

    Cathy Hughes had a variety of guests including, Benjamin Chavis and Lani Guinier, and talked to listeners from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Benjamin Chavis, Jr will soon…

    362 views
  • Crisis of Black Leadership
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    Crisis of Black Leadership?

    At a town hall meeting during a conference on race relations, participants talked about the state of African-Americans in U.S. society and how they can unite to promote their interests as a…

    88 views
  • AfricanAmerican Leadership Town Hall Meeting
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    African-American Leadership Town Hall Meeting

    This was a forum to dicuss issues of particular interest to African-Americans. This meeting was not sponsored by the NAACP as planned because of the dismissal of Ben Chavis as executive…

    185 views
  • NAACP Executive Director Dismissal
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    NAACP Executive Director Dismissal

    Mr. Chavis reacted to his dismissal as NAACP Executive Director by the Board of Directors.

    34 views
  • NAACP Sexual Harassment Settlement
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    NAACP Sexual Harassment Settlement

    Executive Director Chavis called a news conference to discuss the sexual harassment allegations on the part of a dismissed employee of the NAACP. The case was settled prior to the sexual…

    98 views
  • Minority Issues
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    Minority Issues

    At the 85th annual convention of the NAACP, Mr. Andrews introduced Mr. Chavis with glowing praise. Then Mr. Chavis spoke about the NAACP’s continuing struggle for civil rights in the face…

    20 views
  • NAACP Leadership Summit
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    NAACP Leadership Summit

    African-American leaders spoke about race, religious, and cultural unity among African-Americans. Minister Farrakhan gave a rousing address featuring quotes from Jesse Jackson’s “Keep Hope Alive” address and…

    615 views
  • Brown v Board of Education 40th Anniversary
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    Brown v. Board of Education 40th Anniversary

    Mr. Chavis is marked the 40th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision which knocked down the concept of “seperate but equal” in the nation’s public school systems.…

    77 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    Mr. Chavis delivered the 8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. Following a Comanche prayer and introduction by Mr. Early, Mr. Chavis spoke of Dr. King’s accomplishments and beliefs.

    18 views
  • Low Income Environmental Concerns
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    Low Income Environmental Concerns

    Following an introduction by Mr. Chavis, Vice President Gore spoke about environmental justice and the need for a government effort to clean up waste dumps in low income areas within inner…

    37 views
  • US Economic and Environmental Issues
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    U.S. Economic and Environmental Issues

    In their second meeting, council members discussed how to promote economic development while preserving the environment. This 25-member council is made up of business leaders and cabinet…

    189 views
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