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  • 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
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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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  • Redeem the Dream Summit Part 1
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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 1

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the civil rights leaders who reflected on the 1963 March on Washington and commented on the current state of civil rights. Marc…

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  • NAACP Annual Convention
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    NAACP Annual Convention

    The NAACP met and discussed issues within the African-American community including voting rights, education, and civic participation. As pivotal elections approach in 2012, the summit examined…

    196 views
  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 2
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 2

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

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  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 1
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 1

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

    325 views
  • Unemployment Rate and African Americans
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    Unemployment Rate and African Americans

    Benjamin Jealous talked about the unemployment rate within the African-American community as well as among Latinos, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He…

    384 views
  • Criminal Justice Reform
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Participants spoke about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Among the topics they addressed were criminal justice reforms, immigration laws, racial profiling, and drug…

    696 views
  • Reclaim the Dream Rally
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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

    2,835 views
  • National Leadership Forum
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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they addressed…

    463 views
  • African Americans in the US Census
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    African Americans in the U.S. Census

    African American leaders spoke to reporters about a meeting with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. about efforts by the 2010 U.S. Census to address the issue of undercounting of Blacks. Among…

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  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Participants spoke about youth activism and public service at the NAACP’s 100th annual convention. Among the topics they addressed were strategies to increase youth participation in public…

    325 views
  • Presidentelect Obama and AfricanAmericans
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    President-elect Obama and African-Americans

    Benjamin Jealous talked about what the election of Senator Barack Obama means for African Americans. He discussed black turnout in Tuesday’s election, the impact that the Obama presidency…

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  • Future of the Black Press
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    Future of the Black Press

    Panelists discussed the impact of desegregation, new technologies, and economic changes on the publication and distribution of black newspapers. The forum was held on the 174th anniversary…

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  • AfricanAmerican Voters in the 2000 Elections
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    African-American Voters in the 2000 Elections

    Following a press conference proposing a voters' bill of rights, participants talked about reforming ballots, voter participation, disenfranchisement during the 2000 elections, and future…

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