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    U.S. Civil Rights Commission 60th Anniversary

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 created the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. To mark the 60th anniversary, current and former commission chairs discussed its history and future. They talked…

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    In Depth with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her advocacy work and her books. The former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and of the Organization of American Historians, as well as assistant…

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    And Justice for All

    Professor Mary Frances Berry talked about her book, And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America, in which she…

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    And Justice for All

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her book And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America (Knopf January 20, 2009). She…

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    The Conservative Movement and Civil Rights During the Reagan Years

    Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry talked about the history of civil rights and changes in American views on race in light of the election of President Obama. Professor Berry served on the U.S. Commission on Civil…

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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, the…

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    Reflections on Public Service Careers

    As part of a C-SPAN and Comcast project to encourage dialog between students and national leaders, Ms. Berry spoke to high school students about the value of public service and her…

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    Civil Rights Act 40th Anniversary Commemoration

    The ceremony was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the site of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Marker. Speakers addressed the history of the civil rights movement, the…

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    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing: State Appointed Officials

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing: Public Forum

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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    Voting Rights Abuses

    Commissioners discussed allegations of voting rights violations in the presidential election. At issue were claims that African-American voters in Florida had been denied access to polling…

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    Civil Rights and Immigration Policy

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    Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    Panelists discussed the present and future direction of the civil rights movement. They discussed tactics of civil rights advocates of the past and how the arguments and issues have changed over the…

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    Southeastern Church Fires

    Chairman Mary Frances Berry and others briefed reporters on the commission’s investigation into the burning of several African-American churches in 1996. “Racial tensions are awful in many of…

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    Racism and Sexism in U.S. Police Departments

    Commissioners heard from police officers and other law enforcement officials concerning the level of racism and sexism within police departments. They discussed several aspects of this…

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    Racism and Sexism in U.S. Police Departments

    Commissioners heard from police officers and other law enforcement officials concerning the level of racism and sexism within police departments. They talk about several aspects of this…

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    Immigration Issues

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing on the implications of anti-immigrant sentiments for civil rights. Representatives of immigrants rights groups and the Immigration and…

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