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  • Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion
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    Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion

    A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the South in an effort to eradicate racial segregation in…

    1,381 views
  • Race and the New Congress
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    Race and the New Congress

    Panelists, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about was the upcoming 111th Congress. Topics included panel members' reactions to the election of Barack Obama, pressure to govern from…

    220 views
  • Congressional Black Caucus Conference
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    Congressional Black Caucus Conference

    The welcoming ceremony of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 37th Annual Legislative Conference was shown. The panelists talked about the advancements of African Americans in…

    163 views
  • HipHop Summit
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    Hip-Hop Summit

    The panelists talked about the cultural and political impacts of hip-hop music, the expressions of strong language and depictions of violence in the music, and the use of the art form as…

    971 views
  • Securing Our Nation From Terrorism
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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the issues…

    112 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…

    1,970 views
  • Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget
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    Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget

    Rep. Clyburn, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Caucus members, talked with reporters about their legislative and spending priorities for this session of Congress. Others mentioned…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    President Clinton and members of Congress honored nine former Little Rock, Arkansas high school students with Congressional Gold Medals. Known as the "Little Rock Nine," they were the first African…

    589 views
  • Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination
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    Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination

    The Congressional Black Caucus held a forum in which they heard black farmers tell of Agriculture Department foreclosures, loan rejections and discrimination against black employees of the…

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  • 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…

    56 views