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  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir

    Mrs. Height talked about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American struggle…

    955 views
  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

    345 views
  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

    160 views
  • Challenges Facing Black Women
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    Challenges Facing Black Women

    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at their headquarters. After opening remarks by Dorothy Height, the…

    12,569 views
  • Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington
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    Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants discussed the 1963 March on Washington and the impact that it had on the civil rights movement and on recent U.S. history.

    143 views
  • Black Leadership
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    Black Leadership

    As part of the 2006 symposium series hosted by the Black Leadership Forum, participants talked on the topic “What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?” about how past leaders might have…

    118 views
  • Rosa Parks Memorial Service
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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the…

    3,944 views
  • 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,…

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  • Millions More Movement Preparations
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    Millions More Movement Preparations

    Leaders from the black community announced a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. They talked about the legacy of the original march, subsequent marches to…

    714 views
  • Million Man March
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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

    14,763 views
  • Historical Perspective on Black Leadership
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    Historical Perspective on Black Leadership

    Scholars, civil rights leaders and others talked about the history of civil rights and how past leaders in the black community would have responded to contemporary issues. They also talked…

    166 views
  • Financial Literacy
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    Financial Literacy

    Operation HOPE officially launched a national financial literacy campaign, “Banking on Our Future Across America,” for inner city youth with a panel discussion on personal financial issues and the…

    83 views
  • emOpen Wide the Freedom Gatesem
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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates

    Ms. Height was interviewed about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. She discussed her life, how the title of the book was chosen, and how people…

    61 views
  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Ms. Rice was presented an award for her leadership and her presence as a role model in the African-American community. In her remarks she spoke about the importance of family and education.

    83 views
  • Life and Career of Dorothy Height
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    Life and Career of Dorothy Height

    Ms. Height talked about her life and career as both a civil rights activist and as a presidential adviser during several administrations.

    703 views
  • Rosa Parks Library and Museum Dedication
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    Rosa Parks Library and Museum Dedication

    Civil rights activists and other dignitaries spoke at the dedication of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. The TSU Gospel Choir, directed by Stephen M. Langford, sang “My Soul’s Been Answered in…

    1,270 views
  • Million Family March
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    Million Family March

    Thousands gathered on the national mall to renew their commitment to family solidarity and to advocate a number of causes. In a lengthy speech Mr. Farrakhan spoke about a variety of issues…

    1,971 views
  • Reparations for Slavery
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    Reparations for Slavery

    During their annual legislative conference, foundation members heard testimony from activists and black leaders about empowering the movement to obtain reparations for slavery.

    573 views
  • The Case for Black Reparations
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    The Case for Black Reparations

    Participants talked about reasons to provide reparations to descendents of African slaves.

    749 views
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