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  • 150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision
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    150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

    A discussion was held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision, where Dred Scott had sued for his freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that blacks could never be…

    694 views
  • NAACP TaxExempt Status
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    NAACP Tax-Exempt Status

    Officials of the NAACP announced the findings of the Internal Revenue Service investigation into the NAACP’s tax-exempt status. The IRS had been investigating if actions and statements made…

    172 views
  • Civil Rights Enforcement
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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of traditional private civil rights organizations testified about growing racial disparities and inequities, and about civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.…

    31 views
  • Plenary Session
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    Plenary Session

    The plenary session of the NAACP 97th Annual Convention included speakers Senator Reid and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Watt. Mr. Fred Gray, whose clients have included Rosa Parks and…

    63 views
  • Civil Rights Enforcement
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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    The NAACP held a public forum on civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice. Topics included the possible congressional renewal of the Voting Rights Act, the District of Columbia…

    69 views
  • NAACP President Retirement
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    NAACP President Retirement

    At a news conference Mr. Mfume announced his retirement as president of the NAACP at its Baltimore headquarters. He thanked Julian Bond, NAACP chairman of the board, for his help and…

    65 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Site Dedication
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    Brown v. Board of Education Site Dedication

    Participants marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education by dedicating a museum in the Topeka, Kansas school in which the case originated. They…

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  • Voting Rights Lawsuit
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    Voting Rights Lawsuit

    Officials announced that they were filing a lawsuit citing massive voter disenfranchisement of African-American and Haitian-American voters. Following their remarks they answered questions…

    52 views
  • Voting Problems in Florida
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    Voting Problems in Florida

    Mr. Mfume and other officials heard complaints from residents about charges of fraud and voter intimidation in the presidential election in Florida. At issue was treatment of…

    303 views
  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Participants spoke about the state of race relations and the role of the NAACP in promoting civil rights. Among the issues addressed were minority representation in various industries,…

    166 views
  • PoliceCommunity Relations
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    Police-Community Relations

    Mr. Hooks spoke in a news conference to introduce a report prepared by the NAACP on the nation’s police and their relations with their communities, including the issues of trust between…

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