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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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  • Motor Voter Law Signing Ceremony
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    Motor Voter Law Signing Ceremony

    President Clinton spoke under a tent on the South Lawn of the White House before signing the so-called motor voter legislation, which is intended to simplify the voter registration process…

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

    Representatives of several civil rights and special interest organizations spoke in a news conference to discuss the plans for the 30th anniversary march on Washington, DC. The march on August 28 will…

    224 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…

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  • US Race Relations
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    U.S. Race Relations

    At the annual meeting, the leading U.S. black leaders spoke about the state of race relations in the U.S. and the chances for improvements in the future in a lively and often provocative…

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  • Life and Career of Ben Chavis
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    Life and Career of Ben Chavis

    Mr. Chavis, the new head of the NAACP, talked about growing up in the segregated south and his involvement in civil rights struggles. He related how he joined the NAACP when he was twelve…

    113 views
  • 1968  The Year and The War and The Culture
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    1968 - The Year and The War and The Culture

    Mr. Gibson and Mr. Chavis spoke on the civil rights movement in the late 1960's during a retrospective of the year 1968. The guests recalled the major figures and events of the civil rights…

    46 views
  • NAACP in a Changing World
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    NAACP in a Changing World

    Reverend Chavis spoke to a luncheon audience on the role of the NAACP in responding to contemporary issues involving race and civil rights. He commented on current affairs involving racial…

    40 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
  • Future of AfricanAmerican Communities
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    Future of African-American Communities

    Mr. Chavis, head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke to an audience attending the annual conference of the National Urban League. In his remarks, he…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    The vice-president mentioned his upcoming trip to visit flood-damaged areas in the Midwest. He discussed civil rights issues, including the upcoming thirtieth anniversary of the August 28 March…

    16 views
  • NAACP Leadership News Conference
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    NAACP Leadership News Conference

    Mr. Gibson and Mr. Chavis spoke in a news conference to announce the selection of Mr. Chavis as executive director of the NAACP, replaced retiring executive director Benjamin Hooks. Mr.…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Chavis spoke to a large audience attending the NAACP convention on the organization’s agenda for the future. During his remarks, Mr. Chavis honored members of the NAACP, described the…

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