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  • Funeral Service for Marion Barry
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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on November 23, 2014. The…

  • Marion Barry 19362014
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    Mayor for Life

    Marion Barry talked about his book, Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr., in which he discusses his upbringing in Mississippi and Memphis, his early political activism,…

  • 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.

  • March for Justice Rally
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    March for Justice Rally

    Leaders from the Black community spoke at a rally to highlight problems of racism, inequality, civil rights, and the recent treatment of black and white students by the justice system in…

  • Millions More Movement Morning
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    Millions More Movement, Morning

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair,…

  • Millions More Movement Preparations
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    Millions More Movement Preparations

    Leaders from the black community announced a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. They talked about the legacy of the original march, subsequent marches to…

  • Million Man March
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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

  • 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…

  • Remembrances of 1960 Greensboro NC SitIns
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    Remembrances of 1960 Greensboro, NC Sit-Ins

    In February 1960, four black college students were refused service at a lunch counter in North Carolina. They staged a sit-in protest, which touched off a student-led demonstration movement…

  • Shadow Inauguration Protest Rally
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    Shadow Inauguration Protest Rally

    African-American activists gathered to deliver speeches protesting election results. They talked about the popular vote, voter disenfranchisement, and judicial indifference to their causes.…

  • 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…

  • Rosa Parks Anniversary
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    Rosa Parks Anniversary

    Rosa Parks and others commemorated the anniversary of the bus boycott by African-Americans in Montgomery, Alabama to fight for desegregation. They honored Ms. Parks for her actions on the…

  • Tribute to DC Mayor Marion Barry
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    Tribute to DC Mayor Marion Barry

    Friends and associates held a tribute for Mayor Marion Barry. They celebrated his work in politics and his achievements for minorities.

  • Organizational Goals and Motivation
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    Organizational Goals and Motivation

    The opening plenary of the Blacks in Government Training Conference included speeches from members and motivational speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud. Members discussed goals of the…

  • National Summit on Fatherhood
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    National Summit on Fatherhood

    Elected officials, family activists and members of the media focused on the issue of absentee fathers.

  • Mayor Retirement Announcement
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    Mayor Retirement Announcement

    Mayor Barry announced his decision not to seek another term as mayor of the District of Columbia. He reflected on his years in the mayor’s office and talked about what he tried to do for…

  • Kwame Ture Tribute
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    Kwame Ture Tribute

    Friends and colleagues gathered to honor Kwame Ture, a leader of voting drives and student activities during the civil rights movement. They shared personal experiences of their common struggles and…

  • 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.…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Gala Dinner
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    Congressional Black Caucus Gala Dinner

    The Congressional Black Caucus and its supporters gathered in Union Station to end the 27th annual legislative conference. In his remarks, the president talked about his work with members…

  • District of Columbia Future
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    District of Columbia Future

    Mayor Barry talked about the rescue package President Clinton signed the previous day which gave control to a federally appointed panel to administer various city functions. He talked about the…

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