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  • Cedric Richmond Takes Over As Congressional Black Caucus Chair
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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    The Congressional Black Caucus held a ceremonial swearing-in to honor current and newly-elected members. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) was sworn in as the new CBC chair to replace…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson Missouri Investigation
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    Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson, Missouri, Investigation

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the release that day of the results of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

    1,623 views
  • emBlessed Experiencesem
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    Blessed Experiences

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) talked about his book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, in which he discusses his life, from his early days in the South to his…

    359 views
  • Rosa Parks Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Rosa Parks Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled and dedicated in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. She was the first African-American woman to have a statue in her honor in the Capitol. President…

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  • National Leadership Forum
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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they addressed…

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  • Celebrating the Life of Dorothy Height
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    Celebrating the Life of Dorothy Height

    Members paid tribute to civil rights leader Dorothy Height following news of her death.

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  • Race and the New Congress
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    Race and the New Congress

    Panelists, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about was the upcoming 111th Congress. Topics included panel members' reactions to the election of Barack Obama, pressure to govern from…

    222 views
  • Electing a Black President
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    Electing a Black President

    Black leaders participated in a panel discussion with journalists on electing the nation’s first black president. They responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of the…

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  • Race and Congress
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    Race and Congress

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus talked about their experiences as black legislators, the state of race relations, and the significance of the civil rights movement. The also spoke about the…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Conference
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    Congressional Black Caucus Conference

    The welcoming ceremony of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 37th Annual Legislative Conference was shown. The panelists talked about the advancements of African Americans in…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Agenda
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    Congressional Black Caucus Agenda

    Representative Mel Watt and members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about issues including the 2006 midterm elections, Hurricane Katrina recovery and reconstruction…

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  • 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…

    1,748 views
  • Florida Vote Recount
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    Florida Vote Recount

    Rep. Clyburn, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other members talked with reporters about the contested Florida presidential election and ballot recount. They called for a…

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  • Election 2000 Issues Debate
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    Election 2000 Issues Debate

    After remarks by members of Congress, Professor Walters and Mr. Armstrong debated African-American issues, both conservative and liberal, in the 2000 presidential election. They also…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner
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    Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

    Following the presentation of the millennium award to Nelson Mandela, Vice President Gore and President Clinton spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus about ways to empower minorities.…

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  • AfricanAmerican Legislative Agenda
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    African-American Legislative Agenda

    Representative Clyburn talked about the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference and issues facing African Americans. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes, and…

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  • Black Legislative Priorities
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    Black Legislative Priorities

    Opening their 30th legislative forum with a news conference, black congressional leaders talked with reporters about the legislative issues they will pursue for the remainder of the session.

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  • Federal Judicial Appointments
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    Federal Judicial Appointments

    Black caucus members encouraged Congress to confirm President Clinton’s selections to the federal judiciary. They blamed Jesse Helms for preventing the desegregation of the courts in North…

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  • Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget
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    Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget

    Rep. Clyburn, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Caucus members, talked with reporters about their legislative and spending priorities for this session of Congress. Others mentioned…

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