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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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • TransAfrica Anniversary Dinner
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    TransAfrica Anniversary Dinner

    Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the exiled president of Haiti, delivered the keynote address at the 15th anniversary dinner of TransAfrica, an organization dedicated to African and African-American…

  • Jackson Announcement
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    Jackson Announcement

    Reverend Jesse Jackson announced his decision not to seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for president. The announcement followed a series of meetings at a Washington, DC hotel with…

  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 6
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 6

    Representatives of civil rights organizations opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas. Mr. Buchanan felt that Judge Thomas was hostile to Supreme Court precedents and to the U.S. Congress. Other…

  • Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination
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    Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

    Members of several of the 185 constituent groups making up the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights participated in a news conference announcing the opposition of the Leadership Conference…