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  • From Civil War to Civil Rights
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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

    370 views
  • African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Representative Jesse Jackson,Jr. , a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor James Horton, panelists discussed African…

    906 views
  • Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln
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    Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his genealogical work, and President…

    957 views
  • 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…

    1,103 views
  • The Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr
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    The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr spoke at a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy in the civil rights movement. There are some technical difficulties.

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  • Leadership Qualities
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    Leadership Qualities

    The panelists talked about African-American youth leadership, including the qualities that make a good leader, ways to prepare for leadership, and the importance of community involvement,…

    229 views
  • emA More Perfect Unionem
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    A More Perfect Union

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  • Election 98 Take Back the House
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    Election '98: Take Back the House

    Congressional Democrats discussed campaign strategies to gain control of Congress in the 1998 midterm election.

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  • Young AfricanAmerican Democrats Strategy
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    Young African-American Democrats Strategy

    Young African-American Democrats gathered to hear from several members of Congress and Chairman Grossman. Gephardt spoke the need to convince persons to vote for Democratic candidates in an…

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  • Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination
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    Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination

    The Congressional Black Caucus held a forum in which they heard black farmers tell of Agriculture Department foreclosures, loan rejections and discrimination against black employees of the…

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