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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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    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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    State of the Black Union 2006: Defining the Agenda

    In the first panel of an afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, “Defining the African American Agenda, Part II,” participants focused on the State of the Black Union…

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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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    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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    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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    Financial Literacy: Community Action

    Operation HOPE officially launched a national financial literacy campaign, “Banking on Our Future Across America,” for inner city youth and minority communities. Among the issues they addressed were…

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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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    State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the Agenda, Part 1

    In the first panel of an afternoon session titled “State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the African American Agenda,” Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion on framing a contract or…

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    Voter Unity Campaign Launch

    Officials held a news conference to talk about the Unity '04 Campaign. The campaign was designed to be a voter registration, voter education, and get out the vote effort. After the news…

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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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    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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    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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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Representatives of several civil rights and special interest organizations spoke in a news conference and discussed the plans for the 30th-anniversary March on Washington, DC. The March on August 28…

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    Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    House Majority Whip Rep. Gray delivered the keynote address on the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the need to continue fighting discrimination. Rev. Lowery and Rep. Kennedy,Herbert Gray,Henry…

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    Health Issues and the Black Community

    Dr. Louis Sullivan, Secretary of Health and Human services, talked to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference about the struggle for freedom and justice including improved healthcare…

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