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  • Tribute to Specialist Shoshana Johnson
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    Tribute to Specialist Shoshana Johnson

    After the presentation of the colors, caucus members and Assistant Secretary Brownlee paid tribute to a U.S. Army Specialist who was held prisoner during the Iraq War. Shoshana Johnson was…

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  • AntiLynching Apology Resolution
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    Anti-Lynching Apology Resolution

    Senators announced a resolution they are sponsoring apologizing for the U.S. Senate’s refusal to pass anti-lynching legislation for over a century. A photograph of a lynching victim was…

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  • Annual Forum Opening News Conference
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    Annual Forum Opening News Conference

    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation spoke to reporters about plans for their annual legislative conference. They discussed Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and other issues…

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  • Awards Dinner
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    Awards Dinner

    As part of the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, Representative Jefferson recognized members of the caucus. Various awards were given to members of the African American community…

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  • William L Dawson Award
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    William L. Dawson Award

    As part of the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, Representative Jefferson spoke about the importance of the organization. After his speech, Mr. McCall was given the William L.…

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  • Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination
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    Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination

    The Congressional Black Caucus held a forum in which they heard black farmers tell of Agriculture Department foreclosures, loan rejections and discrimination against black employees of the…

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  • Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall
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    Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall

    Mr. Ogletree led a town hall meeting of Congressional Black Caucus members who talked about the legal issues, concerns of African-American members of Congress, and future goals. The first…

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  • Impact of 1996 Election
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    Impact of 1996 Election

    Participants discussed various campaign issues, including education, affirmative action, and redistricting. They focused particularly on how these issues would affect the African-American…

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  • State of Black America
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    State of Black America

    Rep. Payne and other members of the caucus talked with reporters about issues affecting black Americans, as well as the agenda for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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  • Black History Month Recognition
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    Black History Month Recognition

    Several members delivered special order speeches in order to recognize the importance of February as black history month.

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