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  • 2019 Womens March in Washington
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    2019 Women's March in Washington

    Advocates for women’s rights took part in the third annual Women’s March. The first women’s march was held following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Due to the government shutdown,…

    2,285 views
  • Racial Profiling and Civil Rights
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    Racial Profiling and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about racial profiling, gun violence and advancing the civil rights movement in the aftermath of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Moderator Al Sharpton also interviewed the…

    866 views
  • Women and the 2012 Elections
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    Women and the 2012 Elections

    Panelists talked about the get-out-the-vote efforts and election issues close to women in 2012. Among the topics they addressed were the issue of reproductive rights in the presidential…

    204 views
  • AfricanAmerican Political Power
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    African-American Political Power

    Activists talked about their concerns and recommendations for the 2012 elections. Topics included political power, voting laws, redistricting, and past elections. This program was part of…

    473 views
  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 2
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 2

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

    214 views
  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 1
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 1

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

    319 views
  • Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King
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    Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker at the breakfast hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the future of civil…

    1,742 views
  • Reclaim the Dream Rally
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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

    2,807 views
  • African Americans in the US Census
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    African Americans in the U.S. Census

    African American leaders spoke to reporters about a meeting with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. about efforts by the 2010 U.S. Census to address the issue of undercounting of Blacks. Among…

    132 views
  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

    168 views
  • Challenges Facing Black Women
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    Challenges Facing Black Women

    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at their headquarters. After opening remarks by Dorothy Height, the…

    16,295 views
  • Black Women and Campaign 2008
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    Black Women and Campaign 2008

    Melanie Campbell, who is participating in today’s National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, talked about what black women are considering as they…

    198 views
  • Extension of the Voting Rights Act
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    Extension of the Voting Rights Act

    Moderated by Professor Walters, panel members discussed the importance of extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some provisions of which expire in 2007. Among the issues they addressed…

    127 views
  • Response to Hurricane Katrina
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    Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting and vandalism rather…

    107 views
  • Americas Election Process
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    America's Election Process

    Panelists talked about voting procedures in the 2004 elections. Among the topics they addressed were voter registration, the operation of voting machines and new technologies, rules for…

    44 views
  • Blacks and the 2004 Election
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    Blacks and the 2004 Election

    Black leaders and representatives of get-out-the-vote organizations discussed black voters and the 2004 election. Topics included the increased number of young voters, possible disenfranchisement…

    128 views
  • Electronic Voting
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    Electronic Voting

    Witnesses testified about the use of electronic voting machines, potential errors or manipulation of the election results, and recent problems in using newly acquired computerized voting…

    167 views
  • Voter Unity Campaign Launch
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    Voter Unity Campaign Launch

    Officials held a news conference to talk about the Unity '04 Campaign. The campaign was designed to be a voter registration, voter education, and get out the vote effort. After the news…

    95 views
  • AfricanAmerican Vote
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    African-American Vote

    Ms. Campbell talked about the launch of Unity 04', a new program to encourage African-Americans to register to vote and know their voting rights. She responded to telephone calls, faxes,…

    28 views
  • March on Washington Anniversary Rally
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    March on Washington Anniversary Rally

    Participants talked about the legacy of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington in which Dr. King gave his “I…

    577 views
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