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    House Session, Part 3

    The House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which makes changes to campaign finance, voting, and ethics laws. Lawmakers also passed a police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,…

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    Race Relations in the U.S.

    Leonard Steinhorn, Sophia Nelson, and Kweisi Mfume talked about race relations and politics in the U.S. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy…

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    Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    At an event hosted by the DaimlerChrysler Corporation in Washington D.C., participants talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the importance of the civil rights movement,…

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    NAACP President Retirement

    At a news conference Mr. Mfume announced his retirement as president of the NAACP at its Baltimore headquarters. He thanked Julian Bond, NAACP chairman of the board, for his help and…

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    March on Washington Against Police Brutality

    The Redeem the Dream March on Washington Against Police Brutality was held on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Participants addressed a variety of topics including racial…

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    Black-Jewish Relations

    The heads of the National Urban League, the World Jewish Congress, and the NAACP talked about where blacks and Jews were getting along, where they are not, and why. After their prepared…

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    African-American Issues

    NAACP President and CEO Kweisi Mfume gave a speech entitled “A New Day Begun” at the 87th annual conference. He voiced his response to the recent church burnings in the southern United…

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    Black-Jewish Relations

    Mr. Mfume spoke about the history of cooperation between African-American and Jewish groups in the struggle for civil rights as a way to cooperation in the future for racial equality and…

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    Affirmative Action

    Rep. Mfume outlined his opposition to plans to repeal affirmative action programs. The House Republican leadership has stated that it intends to end such programs.