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  • Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
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    Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    John Grisham accepted the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for the way his novel The Confession exemplifies the role of lawyers in society. After accepting the award the author…

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  • Prayer Service for George McGovern
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    Prayer Service for George McGovern

    Family, friends, and colleagues of former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) attended a memorial prayer service in his honor. Senator McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, also…

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  • Prosecuting Hate Crimes
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    Prosecuting Hate Crimes

    Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center delivered remarks on the recent upsurge in hate crimes and extremist activities including a recent the attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.…

    470 views
  • Civil Rights Memorial
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    Civil Rights Memorial

    The Civil Rights Memorial is located on the grounds of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mr. Dees talked about the mission of the center and about the memorial.

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  • Terrorism in the United States
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    Terrorism in the United States

    In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, committee members heard testimony from various federal law enforcement officials concerning how to combat domestic terrorism. Yesterday, President…

    323 views
  • The Law and the Civil Rights Movement
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    The Law and the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Dees talked about his experiences during the civil rights movement and the purpose of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He founded the center, of which he is executive director, during…

    100 views
  • Hate Crimes
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    Hate Crimes

    Mr. Dees talked about the problem of intolerance, the need to combat hate crimes and the value of diversity. After his comments he answered questions from the audience.

    37 views
  • McGovern 1972 Presidential Campaign
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    McGovern 1972 Presidential Campaign

    Campaign managers and activists recounted stories and events of the 1972 McGovern presidential campaign. Included on the panel was Hunter Thompson who wrote “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign…

    491 views
  • The Militia Movement
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    The Militia Movement

    Mr. Dees talked about the militia movement one year after the Oklahoma City bombing. He is on a national tour to publicize his new book which criticizes white supremacist groups. His…

    357 views
  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

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

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