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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • The Harassment of African American Officials
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    The Harassment of African American Officials

    The panel discussion focused on reported harassment of African American elected and appointed officials. One focus was the need to stop harassment, not just cope with it. Mary Sawyer is the…

  • Malcolm X Commemoration
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    Malcolm X Commemoration

    The service was held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, in New York City.

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