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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

    President Clinton spoke 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 by making…

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    U.S. Economic and Environmental Issues

    In their second meeting, council members talked about 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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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

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

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    U.S. Race Relations

    At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, 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…

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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…

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    1968 - The Year and The War and The Culture

    William Gibson and Benjamin Chavis Jr 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…

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    Low Income Environmental Concerns

    Following an introduction by NAACP Executive Director Ben Chavis, Vice President Al Gore spoke about environmental justice and the need for a government effort to clean up waste dumps in…

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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…

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    Future of African-American Communities

    Benjamin 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,…

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    African-American Issues

    Vice-president Al Gore and Representative Kweisi Mfume D-Maryland, spoke at the annual NAACP Convention.

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    NAACP Leadership News Conference

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

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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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