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    Unveiling of Four Little Girls Memorial

    A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was unveiled. The Four Spirits sculpture, made by Elizabeth MacQueen, was installed in Kelly Ingram…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 1

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

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    Civil Rights Leadership Forum

    The Reverend Al Sharpton moderated a discussion with three generations of civil rights leaders on the state of the movement and its future. They discussed a range of issues including gun violence,…

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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 2

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

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    President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to…

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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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    Carter Library Re-Dedication Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to re-dedicate the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum on former President Carter’s 85th birthday. The museum which honors his life and work was re-opened that day after…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the legislation on voter participation and political activism, the…

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    Civil Rights Issues

    After prayers, hymns, and other speeches, Senator Barack Obama, a Democratic presidential candidate, delivered the keynote speech at a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.” Using Biblical references, he said that the current “Joshua…

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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age…

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    Selma Voting Rights March Anniversary

    Participants gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where in 1965 the civil rights movement gained national attention when white law enforcement officers used physical force to prevent…

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    Maynard Jackson Funeral Service

    Participants paid tribute to the life and career of Former Mayor Maynard Jackson.

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    Florida Election Rally

    Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision denying a recount of the vote in the presidential election in Florida, labor leaders and others held a rally to protest the election results. At…

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    Hate Crimes

    Participants talked about hate crimes and the legal and social issues surrounding the issue. They highlighted crimes motivated by race, religion and sexual orientation.

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    Police Brutality

    Representatives of civil rights organizations spoke to reporters about police brutality and unequal treatment of minorities by law enforcement. They called on the president to convene a national summit…

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    Million Youth Movement

    African-American youth rallied together to listen to motivating speakers in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of the speakers connected the present hip-hop generation with the past philosophy of the…

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    Upcoming SCLC Conference

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