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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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    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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    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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    Race and Senator Lott

    The speakers talked about the Senate leadership and Senator Lott, including their letter to Senator Lott urging him to resign his position as Senate Minority Leader. Following their…

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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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    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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    Reaction to Civil Rights Speech

    Representatives of the Black Leadership Forum held a press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to respond to President Bush’s commencement speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, on June 1. In…

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    The 1991 Civil Rights Act

    The National Rainbow Coalition, in coordination with the Citizen Education Fund, held a conference in Washington entitled “Empowerment '92: A Call to Action.” The conference sponsored a forum on…

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    Black Leadership at the White House

    Leaders of major Civil Right Groups talk about their meeting with President H.W. Bush.

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