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  • Panel Discussion on the Civil Rights Movement
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    Panel Discussion on the Civil Rights Movement

    Authors talked about their books on the history of the civil rights movement. In the year marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, they explored the political and social climate of the 1960s…

    308 views
  • Civil Rights and the Integration of the University of Mississippi
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    Civil Rights and the Integration of the University of Mississippi

    Juan Williams moderated a discussion of civil rights activism in the 1960s and the efforts by James Meredith and lawyers to integrate the University of Mississippi. They talked about their…

    459 views
  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

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  • Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall Panel 1
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    Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Panel 1

    A panel discussion was held on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The panelists speculated on what Justice Marshall’s opinions would be on current issues, and talked…

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    Thurgood Marshall

    Mr. Williams discussed his biography, Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, published by Times Books. He described the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as an architect of…

    1,517 views
  • Freedom to Serve Forum Keynote Address
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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Keynote Address

    Juan Williams talked about change in the military and President Truman’s pivotal role in changing the government from enforcing legal segregation and a secondary status for people of color to the side of…

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  • Freedom to Serve Forum Panel 1
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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 1

    A panel discussion was held on the argument that desegregation would impair military efficiency and unit cohesion and why President Truman chose to issuing an executive order desegregating the military. Opening remarks were…

    223 views
  • In Depth with Juan Williams
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    In Depth with Juan Williams

    Juan Williams talked about his life, work, and career. He discussed civil rights and race relations in the U.S., culminating in the election of President Barack Obama. He responded to telephone calls…

    1,146 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…

    177 views
  • Covering the South
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    Covering the South

    The panel consisted of journalists who had covered the Civil Rights Movement. They focused on the decision makers during the Civil Rights Movement. The people that they talked about were…

    155 views
  • Black Leadership
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    Black Leadership

    As part of the 2006 symposium series hosted by the Black Leadership Forum, participants talked on the topic “What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?” about how past leaders might have…

    135 views
  • Black Media and Black Stereotypes Panel
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    Black Media and Black Stereotypes Panel

    Participants talked about media portrayals of the black community, the role of the black media, biases in editorial decision-making, the experiences of black journalists, and depictions of stereotypes in the…

    883 views
  • After Words with Juan Williams
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    After Words with Juan Williams

    Juan Williams was interviewed about his book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure that Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do about It, published…

    434 views
  • After Words with Mary Frances Berry
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    After Words with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry was interviewed about her book My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations, published by Knopf. Callie House, an ex-slave, was a…

    1,164 views
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    This Far by Faith

    After an introduction by Mr. Lehmann, Mr. Williams talked about his book, This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience, published by William Morrow. The book is…

    93 views
  • emMy Soul Looks Back in Wonderem
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    My Soul Looks Back in Wonder

    Mr. Williams talked about his book My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience, published by Sterling. The book is part of the Voices of Civil Rights project, a…

    84 views
  • Spirituality in America
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    Spirituality in America

    The Harlem Book Fair on Saturday, July 24 was located on West 135th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in New York City. Panel discussions were held in the Langston…

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  • Slavery and the Printed Word
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    Slavery and the Printed Word

    The forum participants discussed the importance of the printed word in shaping popular notions of slavery. They talked about their work in academia and journalism and criticized current…

    98 views
  • emThurgood Marshall American Revolutionaryem
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    Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

    Mr. Williams talked about his book Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. The book examined the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court, and…

    203 views
  • Malcolm X The Movie Cinema as History
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    Malcolm X, The Movie: Cinema as History

    Media figures spoke in a forum on the 1992 Warner Brothers movie Malcolm X, focusing on the role of films based on historical figures and their effect on current political thinking and…

    1,918 views
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