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    Elaine Jones Oral History Interview

    Elaine Jones spoke about her life and career. Ms. Jones served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms.…

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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They also…

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    Kennedy Presidential Library Commemorative Ceremony

    On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts hosted a commemorative ceremony. Massachusetts Governor Deval…

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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The program included presentations by attendees of the March, a…

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    Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 Campaign

    Participants in Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination discussed the campaign. They spoke about campaign experiences, Kennedy’s message to the American…

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    Legacy of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Historical film footage from the 1968 campaign was shown.…

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    Panelists Discuss Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 2

    Marian Wright Edelman, founder and chairman of the Children’s Defense Fund and an organizer of Dr. King’s Poor People’s March; Peter Edelman, aide to Robert F. Kennedy; and Elaine Jones, former president of the NAACP’s…

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    Brown v. Board of Education

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    Courts and the Law

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    University of Michigan Affirmative Action Ruling

    Participants spoke to reporters about a Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action programs at the University of Michigan. The Court ruled in favor of admissions policy at the…

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    Affirmative Action Town Hall Meeting

    Panelists talked about affirmative action, including the case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions policy. Following…

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    Education Reform

    Ms. Jones talked about community involvement in public education, improving education standards in minority communities, and legal issues involving education. Following her remarks she…

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    Black America's Vision, Morning Session

    In a forum titled, “Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community? Black America’s Vision for Healing, Harmony and Higher Ground,” black leaders talked about African-American issues since…

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    Civil Liberties After September 11

    Mr. Donahue moderated a panel discussion about the state of civil liberties in America following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were governmental…

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    Voting Issues

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    Constitution Society Opening

    Leaders of the legal community addressed the kickoff event of the American Constitution Society (formerly the Madison Society), a new national organization working to transform the legal…

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    Civil Rights Movement in 1963

    Panelists discussed the events in 1963 that forced leaders to focus on the Civil Rights Movement. They talked about the continued segregation and discrimination against African-Americans,…

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    Civil Rights Agenda

    The Rainbow/Push Coalition hosted a panel discussion on the future of civil rights. Participants spoke about ways to improve the social and economic conditions of minorities. The Reverend…

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    Women and Affirmative Action

    Panel members participated in a roundtable concerned with women’s rights and affirmative action. They discussed whether affirmative action is still required in education, employment, and…

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