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  • 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…

    158 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…

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  • 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
  • Education Conference Hears from Civil Rights Leaders
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    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants spoke about the 1963 March on Washington and its upcoming 50th Anniversary. They reflected on their personal stories from the march and participation in the civil rights…

    101 views
  • War on Drugs and the AfricanAmerican Community
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    War on Drugs and the African-American Community

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century held a forum on the impact of the policies of the “War on Drugs” on the African-American community. Speakers included Jesse Jackson and Representative John…

    2,199 views
  • Memorial Service for Dorothy Height
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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.

    6,255 views
  • National Urban League Conference Panel Discussion
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    National Urban League Conference, Panel Discussion

    Participants spoke about the state of the black community in American cities. Among the topics they addressed were the legacy of the civil right movement, challenges facing the urban poor,…

    728 views
  • Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum
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    Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum

    Participants spoke about the state of the black union at an event titled “We Count! The Black Agenda Is the American Agenda.” They focused on challenges facing the African-American community and the nation,…

    22,927 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…

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  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

    382 views
  • Discussion on Race
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    Discussion on Race

    Panelists talked about the scientific, historic, legal, and socio-cultural roles of race in U.S. culture. At the start of the program a video tribute in honor of Jesse Jackson’s…

    672 views
  • State of the Black Union 2009 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2009, Morning Session

    Civil rights activists, lawmakers, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Raymond Brown moderated a…

    25,480 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Morning Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

    369 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr and the Progressive Movement
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Progressive Movement

    Panelists talked about the history of the progressive movement in the democratic era. They discussed the pressure that the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr., put on elected officials…

    495 views
  • State of the Black Union 2008 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2008, Morning Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Tom Joyner led a question-and-answer session with the…

    9,989 views
  • Jesse Jackson Address
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    Jesse Jackson Address

    Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about the status of racial conflict in the United States. Topics included the state of the Civil Rights Movement, human rights, issues of social justice in the U.S.…

    162 views
  • State of the Black Union 2007 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2007, Morning Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the future impact of African Americans on Western culture, the country’s global image, and the social, political, and economic…

    1,996 views
  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congress honored Rosa Parks for her courage when she defied authority by refusing to relinquish her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955 and her advocacy of civil rights since then. Ms. Parks…

    1,887 views
  • Rosa Parks Funeral Service
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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age…

    18,262 views
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