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  • emThe Presumption of Guiltem
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    The Presumption of Guilt

    Charles Ogletree talked about his book The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America. On July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr,. was…

    270 views
  • From Civil War to Civil Rights
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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

    379 views
  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

    982 views
  • emSupreme Discomfortem
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    Supreme Discomfort

    The co-authors were interviewed by Professor Ogletree about their book, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by Doubleday. They talked about their reasons for…

    249 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…

    691 views
  • emThe Presumption of Guiltem
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    The Presumption of Guilt

    The Harvard Law professor attempts to put the arrest of his colleague last year into the historical context of race relations and criminal justice in the U.S. The event is at the Harvard…

    606 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…

    461 views
  • Race and the American Criminal Justice System
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    Race and the American Criminal Justice System

    The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice system does well,…

    383 views
  • State of the Black Union 2009 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2009, Morning Session

    Civil rights activists, lawmakers, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Raymond Brown moderated a…

    25,464 views
  • AfricanAmericans and Education
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    African-Americans and Education

    A panel discussion was held on meeting educational challenges for African Americans in the 21st century, and the significance of President Obama. Panelists talked about what they would tell the President to refresh education…

    509 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Afternoon Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Afternoon Session

    Participants talked about the significance of the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Among the topics they addressed were how the decision was reached, the application of…

    323 views
  • Racial Preferences in Higher Education
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    Racial Preferences in Higher Education

    A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen Sullivan, argued a…

    600 views
  • State of the Black Union 2007 Afternoon Session
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    State of the Black Union 2007, Afternoon Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the future impact of African Americans on Western culture, the United States' global image, and the social, political, and…

    2,462 views
  • Future of Black Men
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    Future of Black Men

    A town hall meeting was held on the challenges facing black American men. The panelists talked about topics such as black families, mentoring, education and training, access to minority business…

    260 views
  • 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…

    1,492 views
  • Prison and Sentencing Reform
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    Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Participants talked about the CBC Foundation’s report, “Justice on Trial.”

    144 views
  • State of the Black Union 2001 Part 2
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    State of the Black Union 2001, Part 2

    In a forum on the state of black America designed to present a public think tank that will analyze the critical challenges facing the African-American community, panelists talked about…

    901 views
  • Martin Luther King Celebration
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    Martin Luther King Celebration

    In an annual ceremony honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, organizers presented awards to leaders in the African-American community and presented President Clinton with the key to…

    185 views
  • A Conversation Among Great African Americans
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    A Conversation Among Great African Americans

    Portraying African-American historical figures, participants had a conversation about African-American history in order to provide an insight into the current status of African-Americans…

    383 views
  • Town Hall Meeting on Affirmative Action
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    Town Hall Meeting on Affirmative Action

    African-American leaders talked about the role of Affirmative Action in the business community. Among the issues they addressed were the ability of minority entrepreneurs to compete against…

    52 views
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