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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Hate Crime Summit Opening Plenary
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    Hate Crime Summit: Opening Plenary

    Speakers, including Southern law enforcement officials, fire investigators, and church and civil rights leaders, discussed the recent church burnings and hate crimes. Mr. Newsome moderated…

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  • George Mason University Commencement Address
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    George Mason University Commencement Address

    Governor Wilder, vice chairman of the National Governors Association’s committee on agriculture and rural development, delivered the commencement address to the 1991 graduating class of George Mason…

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  • Problems of Black Males in US Cities
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    Problems of Black Males in U.S. Cities

    The committee heard testimony on elements of the American social environment that hinder black men from advancing socially and economically. Issues to be addressed included discrimination, crime,…

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  • Interview Governor Wilder
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    Interview: Governor Wilder

    Governor Wilder discussed his first months in office, the savings and loan situation, and other issues of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the National Governors' Association.

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  • Americas New Mainstream
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    America's New Mainstream

    The grandson of slaves, Mr. Wilder was the first black elected to a state Senate in 1969. In 1985, he was the highest ranking black elected state official as Virginia’s lieutenant governor. Then, on…

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  • The Role of Blacks in American Foreign Policy
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    The Role of Blacks in American Foreign Policy

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