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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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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    President and Mrs. Obama participated in a ceremony for the 2009 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama praised the recipients and presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom…

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    Opening Session

    The participants, including Coretta Scott King, at the thirty-third annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing…

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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

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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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    National Council of Negro Women Convention

    Friends and colleagues from the fields of business and politics gathered to pay tribute to Dorothy Height. She recently announced she is stepping down from her post as leader of the…

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    SCLC Town Hall Meeting

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held its 40th anniversary meeting and heard from panelists on the state of African-Americans in the United States. The panel focused on…

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    Newspaper Roundtable

    Guests joined the Washington Journal Show to talk about leading headlines in the newspaper at the time.

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Role of State Government

    The participants discussed the role of state legislatures in spending federal block grants for welfare and other services. They wished to ensure fair dispersal of funds to African Americans…

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    Southeastern Church Fires

    House Judiciary Committee members heard from members of investigatory and enforcement agencies and ministers of churches that had been victimized by arson a few months prior.

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    Southeastern Church Fires Part 2

    In the second portion of a two-part hearing, members of the Congressional Black Caucus heard testimony from representatives of civil rights organizations and ministers from several…

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    African-American Issues in 1996 and Beyond

    Representative Donald Payne,, Republican from New Jersey, and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, moderated a panel discussion on campaign strategies for 1996. The focus was on the…

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    African-American Issues

    Joseph Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, delivered the opening address for the organization’s 38th annual convention.

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    Affirmative Action Review

    After meeting with President Bill Clinton at the White House, representatives from women’s rights and civil rights groups talked to reporters about the results of the discussion about…

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    Congressional Redistricting

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases involving alleged race-based congressional redistricting. The two cases concern Louisiana’s 4th district currently represented by Representative Cleo…

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    African-Americans and the New Congress

    The incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and other African-American leaders talked about the relationship between the new Congress, especially the Republican majority, and…

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    African-Americans and the New Congress

    Several African-American leaders talked to reporters about the black community’s expectations of the new Republican-controlled Congress on a variety of issues including welfare, affirmative…

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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    1988 Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, 1992 independent presidential candidate and billionaire Ross Perot, and others participated in a forum on the…

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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    The Committee Against Discriminatory Crack Law, a committee sponsored by civil rights and social policy groups, held a symposium on U.S. drug laws entitled, “The Experts Speak.” The panelists…

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