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    Jewish Refugees on the St. Louis

    Historians from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum talked about the journey of the St. Louis and the fate of its passengers. In 1939, some 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany,…

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    Racial Diversity and Education Policy

    Members of Congress, education advocates, students, and former Department of Education officials talked about race and education . Topics included improving the public education system in…

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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 1

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement condemning the previous-weekend violence motivated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Conservative commission member…

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    President Eisenhower and the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    Dawn Hammatt, director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, and author David Nichols talked about President Eisenhower’s role in getting the legislation through Congress. They also challenged…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a report on the ADA’s history and the work that remains.

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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony from voting rights scholars on the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Professors Alexander Keyssar and Mary Ellen Curtin gave…

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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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