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  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

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  • Economic Inequality and the Working Poor
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    Economic Inequality and the Working Poor

    Civil rights leaders, media commentators, low-wage workers and labor experts talked about the impact of the disappearance of good jobs and growing economic inequality on Martin Luther King,…

    347 views
  • Education Conference Hears from Civil Rights Leaders
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    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants spoke about the 1963 March on Washington and its upcoming 50th Anniversary. They reflected on their personal stories from the march and participation in the civil rights…

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  • Congress Honors Nelson Mandela
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    Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela

    Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like…

    589 views
  • State of the Black Union 2005  Defining the Agenda Part  2
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    State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the Agenda, Part 2

    In the second panel of an afternoon session titled “State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the African American Agenda,” Mr. Brown moderated a discussion on framing a contract or covenant…

    1,026 views
  • 30th Anniversary March on Washington
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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Civil rights activists spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th Anniversary March on Washington entitled, “Jobs, Justice and Peace.” The march, whose participants…

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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees hosted a town hall meeting in which Democratic presidential candidates debated one another at the Polk County Convention…

    74 views
  • Changing the House Majority
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    Changing the House Majority

    Congressional leaders and others talked about strategies for the 2002 midterm elections. Among the topics they addressed were regaining control of the House of Representatives, voter…

    47 views
  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Fletcher talked about the future of the TransAfrica organization and ways to foster trade and democracy in Africa. Among the topics he addressed were global justice, labor, and women’s…

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  • Southern Union Organizing
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    Southern Union Organizing

    Mr. Jackson spoke to supporters about the current and traditional challenges of labor organization in the South. Among the issues he addressed were plans to march in Charleston, South…

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  • Gore Campaign Speech
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    Gore Campaign Speech

    In a sometimes spirited speech, Vice President Gore asked for support in his presidential campaign and criticized Governor Bush for offering the NAACP words and not action. Among the issues…

    341 views
  • Labor Organizing and Civil Rights
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    Labor Organizing and Civil Rights

    Representatives of various labor organizations spoke about the rights of women, ethnic minorities and other minorities in the workplace. This gathering was part of an effort to defeat…

    63 views
  • King Assassination Anniversary
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    King Assassination Anniversary

    African-American leaders spoke at a rally in the Cook Convention Center to commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 30th anniversary of his assassination. Rev.…

    82 views
  • Texaco Discrimination Issues
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    Texaco Discrimination Issues

    Mr. Bijur talked about his experiences with a 1994 incident in which Texaco employees were taped in a meeting making negative remarks about black employees. He described an…

    764 views
  • AFLCIO Political Strategies
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    AFL-CIO Political Strategies

    Delegates from 78 unions met to discuss the status of the labor movement. They discussed various items, including whether to create a $35 million fund to educator workers about campaign…

    84 views
  • AfricanAmericans and the New Congress
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    African-Americans and the New Congress

    Several African-American leaders talked to reporters about the black community’s expectations of the new Republican-controlled Congress on a variety of issues including welfare, affirmative…

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  • Voter Hotline Announcement
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    Voter Hotline Announcement

    The participants spoke about the establishment of a minority voter information hotline to monitor election day operation across the country. The toll free hotline will take complaints about…

    47 views
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    This rally, sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was in opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speakers encouraged…

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Participants in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Teach-In opposed NAFTA. They discussed the environmental, legal, and economic aspects of the agreement. NAFTA was passed by…

    103 views
  • Universal Health Care Radio Simulcast
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    Universal Health Care Radio Simulcast

    Legislators, health care personnel, and representatives of special interest groups spoke in a forum on universal health care coverage held before a small audience and broadcast by WPFW-FM.…

    37 views
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