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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Historian Taylor Branch, author of a trilogy of books on the civil rights era, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, spoke about the life…

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    Memorial Service for Reverend C.T. Vivian

    A funeral service was held for civil rights activist Reverend C.T. Vivian in Atlanta. Fellow civil rights activist and friends, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and actor and…

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    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Mountaintop" Speech 50th Anniversary

    A ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Mountaintop” speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis the night before his assassination. In the speech, he reaffirmed his dedication to nonviolent…

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    Freedman's Bank 150th Anniversary

    The Treasury Department hosted a ceremony to rename the Treasury Annex Building the Freedman’s Bank Building. It was built on the original site of the Freedman’s Bank in Washington, D.C. 2015…

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    National Prayer Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. He said the U.S. would never stop fighting for freedom of religion around the world. He talked about the inspiration given by faith…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked…

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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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    The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

    Historians and authors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts talked about President Kennedy’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Speakers included…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement. This program does not contain a…

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    Walk in My Shoes

    Former Ambassador Young and Kabir Shegal talked about their book Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead (Palgrave Macmillan,…

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    Walk in My Shoes

    Andrew Young talked about his life and career, which included civil rights activism as an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr., mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and U.S. ambassador to the United…

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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…

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    Human Rights in Russia

    A panel discussion was held on human rights in Russia and the effects of the former Soviet Union’s gulag prison system on Russia and human rights around the world. The panelists emphasized…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Ambassador Young spoke about the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the reauthorization of the act in Congress. He discussed activity regarding the VRA in Congress and his support for sections 5…

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    Underground Railroad Center Dedication

    Panelists celebrated the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a museum dedicated to exploring the paths to freedom taken by African-American slaves. They discussed the…

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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Civil rights activists spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th Anniversary March on Washington entitled, “Jobs, Justice and Peace.” The march, whose participants…

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