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  • emPlessy v Fergusonem ReArgument
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in…

  • emPlessy v Fergusonem Today
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Today

    The duBois Institute hosted a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court decision which was argued in April 1896. The case dealt with the constitutionality of…

  • Hate Crime Resurgence
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    Hate Crime Resurgence

    Participants discussed whether there has been a resurgence in civil rights violations by individuals and governmental institutions. They examined the possible causes for rising violence,…

  • Massachusetts Senatorial Debate
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    Massachusetts Senatorial Debate

    At Mechanics Hall, Senator Kerry and Governor Weld debated various national and state issues in the fifth of a series of seven debates. They took questions from a panel of four journalists…

  • USEngland Jury Reform Debate
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    U.S.-England Jury Reform Debate

    Following introductory remarks by Justice Kennedy, a team of British judges debated a U.S. team on the question of which country has the better jury system. There were several segments of…

  • Race and the Justice System
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    Race and the Justice System

    Panelists discussed the continuing search for equal justice in the U.S. legal system.

  • Race and the Law
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    Race and the Law

    Professor Ogletree moderated this panel discussion on race and the law among judges, law professors and attorneys. They examined a wide range of issues, including the racial injustice…

  • Race and the Law
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    Race and the Law

    As part of a symposium, “From Slavery to the Supreme Court: The Journey Continues,” Judge Higginbotham spoke about his new book, Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the…

  • AfricanAmerican Issues in 1996 and Beyond
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    African-American Issues in 1996 and Beyond

    Rep. Payne, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, moderated a panel discussion on campaign strategies for 1996. The focus was on the differences in issues since the 1992 election with an…

  • Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall
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    Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall

    Mr. Ogletree led a town hall meeting of Congressional Black Caucus members who talked about the legal issues, concerns of African-American members of Congress, and future goals. The first…

  • Washington Saturday Journal
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    Washington Saturday Journal

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