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  • Modern Richmond Virginia Politics
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    Modern Richmond, Virginia, Politics

    Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Wilder was a guest speaker in a Virginia Commonwealth University class…

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  • Douglas Wilder Discusses emSon of Virginiaem
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    Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena, and gave his thoughts on the current political climate. Mr. Wilder was the first African…

    647 views
  • Washington Journal Douglas Wilder Discusses Race Relations
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    Douglas Wilder on Race Relations

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA), the first elected African American governor in American history, talked about race relations and the debate over removing Confederate statues and symbols. He spoke via…

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  • Interview on emSon of Virginiaem
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    Interview on Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair…

    354 views
  • emSon of Virginiaem
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    Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena, about his life and politics. In 1990, Governor Wilder was elected as the…

    332 views
  • 60th Anniversary of emBrown v Board of Educationem
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    60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund luncheon commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Following Attorney General Holder’s…

    759 views
  • Race and Politics in America
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    Race and Politics in America

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Former Virginia…

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  • Politics of the South
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    Politics of the South

    Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder talked about Southern politics.

    103 views
  • Douglas Wilder on Changing Presidential Advisors
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    Douglas Wilder on Changing Presidential Advisors

    Douglas Wilder, former governor of Virginia, talked by video uplink from Richmond, Virginia about his recent op-ed in which he calls not only for President Obama to make changes to his…

    94 views
  • emA Better Manem
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    A Better Man

    Kelly Johnson talked about the book she edited, A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What it Really Means to Be a Man (Brandylane Publishers, Inc.; First…

    634 views
  • 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…

    348 views
  • Massive Resistance 50th Anniversary
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    Massive Resistance 50th Anniversary

    Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder spoke at a conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school…

    157 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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  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 1 Town Hall
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 1 Town Hall

    Telephone lines were open for reaction to the opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Highlights of the Convention were shown. Additional…

    465 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…

    1,842 views
  • National Slavery Museum
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    National Slavery Museum

    Richmond, Virginia Mayor Wilder’s spoke about “Confronting the Issue of Slavery: The Unexplored Chapter of American History.” He spoke about the conception of a museum devoted to the…

    82 views
  • AfricanAmerican Politics
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    African-American Politics

    Former Virginia Governor Wilder, a Democrat who served from 1990-94, was the first and so far, only, African American to serve as a governor. He spoke about his career and historic…

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  • Dedication of Statue of Abraham Lincoln
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    Dedication of Statue of Abraham Lincoln

    Participants spoke about the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at a dedication ceremony for a statue commemorating President Lincoln’s visit to Richmond in April 1865 as the Civil War was…

    417 views
  • National Slavery Museum
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    National Slavery Museum

    Participants talked about establishing a museum dedicated to the study and presentation of issues related to slavery in America. Among the topics addressed were the types of collections to…

    72 views
  • Human Cost of Democracy
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    Human Cost of Democracy

    Standing in front of James Madison’s Montpelier, Governor Wilder spoke to a reunion of slave descendants about slavery’s impacts on American culture. Following his remarks he answered…

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