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  • Edward Brooke October 26 1919  January 3 2015
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Edward William Brooke

    Former Senator Edward William Brooke was honored as the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts as a Republican…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included…

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  • Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton DDC on Civil Rights and Media
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    Civil Rights and Media

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Bill Plante talked about the civil rights movement and the struggle for voting rights fifty years after the protests in Selma, Alabama. They spoke…

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  • Lawmakers Host Congressional Caucus on Black Males
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    Status of Black Males

    The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys held its first hearing, titled “The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men.” Much of the hearing focused on the achievement gap…

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  • Memorial Service for Dorothy Height
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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.

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  • Reclaim the Dream Rally
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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

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  • AfricanAmerican Men and Jobs
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    African-American Men and Jobs

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke about unemployment and the challenges black men face. Following her remarks the Commission on Black Men and Boys led a discussion with community…

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  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Morning Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

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  • State of the Black Union 2008 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2008, Morning Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Tom Joyner led a question-and-answer session with the…

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  • 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…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Agenda
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    Congressional Black Caucus Agenda

    Representative Mel Watt and members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about issues including the 2006 midterm elections, Hurricane Katrina recovery and reconstruction…

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  • Rosa Parks Memorial Service
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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the…

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  • Alito Nomination Opposition
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    Alito Nomination Opposition

    Representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters and announced their opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed their…

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  • Breaking the Naval Academy Color Barrier
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    Breaking the Naval Academy Color Barrier

    The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress honored Lt. Commander Wes Brown (Ret.), who in 1949 became the first black to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. During this event at…

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  • Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service
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    Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service

    Members paid tribute to the life and career of civil rights activist and first black U.S. representative, Shirley Chisholm. They talked about her impact on policy making, humanitarian…

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  • Memorial Service for James Forman
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    Memorial Service for James Forman

    Notable policy makers and civil rights activists gathered at a memorial service at Peoples Congregational Church for the late James Forman, former executive secretary of the Student…

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  • PostElection News Conference
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    Post-Election News Conference

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the November 2 election results, saying that it was an historic election with a large voter turnout. Topics included very…

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  • Social Economic and Health Issues
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    Social, Economic, and Health Issues

    Witnesses testified regarding social, economic, and health issues facing African-American men. They also talked about how these issues affected the future of families, particularly in…

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  • Opposition to Janice Brown Nomination
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    Opposition to Janice Brown Nomination

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus announced their opposition to President Bush’s nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals…

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  • March on Washington Anniversary Rally
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    March on Washington Anniversary Rally

    Participants talked about the legacy of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington in which Dr. King gave his “I…

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