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  • Pete Buttigieg Addresses Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
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    Pete Buttigieg Addresses Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention

    Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, addressed the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago. He talked briefly about a recent…

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  • Pete Buttigieg Speaks to Reporters Ahead of Rainbow PUSH Coalition Speech
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    Pete Buttigieg Speaks with Reporters at Rainbow PUSH Coalition

    At the Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention in Chicago, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke at a press briefing with the Reverend Jesse…

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  • Joe Biden Defends Civil Rights Record in Address to Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
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    Joe Biden at Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention

    Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, addressed the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago. He talked about overcoming racial inequality and the need to…

    1,722 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

    3,541 views
  • DNC Votes to Limit Role of Superdelegates in Presidential Nominations
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    DNC Summer Meeting

    The Democratic National Committee held its summer meeting in Chicago. Members voted to make significant changes to the 2020 presidential nominating process, reducing the influence of party…

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  • DNC Summer Meeting Afternoon Session

    DNC Summer Meeting: Afternoon Session

    The Democratic National Committee held its summer meeting in Chicago. Members voted to make significant changes to the 2020 presidential nominating process, reducing the influence of party…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr and Social Activism
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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Social Activism

    On the 50th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past and present civil rights leaders that included Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Marian Wright…

    1,064 views
  • Ministers March for Justice Speaking Portion
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    Ministers March for Justice, Speaking Portion

    Reverend Al Sharpton, led the “Ministers March for Justice” on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. The…

    1,149 views
  • Presidential Candidates Debate Media Center
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    Presidential Candidates Debate Media Center

    Surrogates and campaign officials representing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to reporters after the second of three…

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  • Day Three of the Democratic National Convention
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3

    Day three of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included speeches by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

    22,271 views
  • Selma March Commemorative Church Service
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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

    2,131 views
  • Funeral Service for Marion Barry
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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on November 23, 2014. The…

    12,861 views
  • Civil Rights Groups Conference Call
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    Civil Rights Groups Conference Call

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    Black national civil and human rights organization leaders held a media teleconference to discuss the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing by a police officer on…

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  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on the state of race relations in 2014. Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke by phone about race relations in light of the police shooting of unarmed teenager…

    373 views
  • House Democrats on Government Shutdown
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    House Democrats on Government Shutdown

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to urge House Republicans to allow a vote on a…

    189 views
  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders and members of Congress talked about voting rights and the Supreme Court ruling from earlier in the year that struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on…

    162 views
  • SCLC Looks at Race and Poverty
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    Race, Discrimination and Poverty

    Civil rights leaders talked about race and poverty in the United States. They focused many of their remarks on Dr. Martin Luther King’s beliefs and teaching regarding poverty. Other topics…

    351 views
  • Race and the Criminal Justice System
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    Race and the Criminal Justice System

    Attorneys and legal experts talked about racial disparities in the charging and sentencing of minority defendants. Among the topics they addressed were New York City’s “stop and frisk” policies, the…

    549 views
  • Redeem the Dream Summit Part 1
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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 1

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the civil rights leaders who reflected on the 1963 March on Washington and commented on the current state of civil rights. Marc…

    120 views
  • Redeem the Dream Summit Part 3
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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 3

    Younger civil rights activists talked about the future of the movement, how to better organize, and get youth involved in pushing for change. “The Next 50 Years: Freedom Forward” was a…

    207 views
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