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  • Moral Character and the Presidency
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    Moral Character and the Presidency

    This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential…

  • emThe Price of Racial Reconciliationem
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    The Price of Racial Reconciliation

    Ronald Walters talked about his book The Price of Racial Reconciliation (University of Michigan Press; January 22, 2008). He argues that until there is a substantial discussion about restitution for…

  • The Black Agenda and the 2008 Election
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    The Black Agenda and the 2008 Election

    Bev Smith and Charles Ogletree moderated a panel of African American leaders and academics who spoke about the 2008 presidential election, the significance of President-Elect Obama’s victory, and the potential…

  • Race and Reconciliation in America  Part 1
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    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1

    Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on “Race and Reconciliation in America.” They are the…

  • Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks
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    Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks

    Mr. Walters spoke about the contributions of Rosa Parks to the civil rights movement and her impact on race relations. He discussed the symbol of the bus and the boycott in Montgomery…

  • Millions More Movement Afternoon
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    Millions More Movement, Afternoon

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair, rebuilding,…

  • Black Political Writing in the 21st Century
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    Black Political Writing in the 21st Century

    Wayne Dawkins moderates a discussion on political writing from an African-American perspective. The panelists talked about topics including transmitting history to the younger generation,…

  • Blacks and the 2004 Election
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    Blacks and the 2004 Election

    Black leaders and representatives of get-out-the-vote organizations discussed black voters and the 2004 election. Topics included the increased number of young voters, possible disenfranchisement…

  • September 11 Digital Archive Panel 1
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    September 11 Digital Archive, Panel 1

    The Library of Congress hosted a symposium on how historians will document and write about September 11, 2001. Mr. Ausubel spoke separately, followed by a panel of experts. After their…

  • Analysis of 911 Aftermath Panel
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    Analysis of 9/11 Aftermath Panel

    Panelists talked about the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focusing on African-American perspectives. They discussed the search for meaning, the character of patriotism, racism and…

  • Minorities and Potential Conflict in Iraq
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    Minorities and Potential Conflict in Iraq

    The panelists talked about the socio-economic impact of a war with Iraq on African Americans. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

  • AfricanAmerican Voter Participation
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    African-American Voter Participation

    Participants talked about levels of voter turn out in the 2002 midterm elections among the African-American community and the impact that black votes had on election results. They also…

  • Election 2002  What Should We Expect
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    Election 2002 - What Should We Expect?

    Participants talked about the 2002 elections and its potential impact on African-American broadcasters and the African-American community. Among the topics they addressed were voter…

  • AntiTerrorism Efforts and AfricanAmericans
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    Anti-Terrorism Efforts and African-Americans

    Panelists explored the effects of the war on terrorism on African-Americans and policy issues of importance to that community. Ms. Silmon served as moderator. They answered questions from…

  • World Conference Against Racism
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    World Conference Against Racism

  • Securing Our Nation From Terrorism
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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the issues…

  • AfricanAmerican Political Participation
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    African-American Political Participation

    Participants discussed the involvement of African-Americans in modern day presidential administrations. They also discussed the impact that African-Americans made on policy during these…

  • Martin Luther King Jr Sunrise Celebration
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration

    During the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association, Mr. Walters and others spoke about diversity and tolerance in a ceremony commemorating the memory of Martin Luther King.…