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    Discussion on the 20th Anniversary of PublicAffairs

    A discussion on the 20th anniversary of the book publisher PublicAffairs, featuring its founder Peter Osnos as well as authors Vernon Jordan, Bradley Graham, and Maya Rao.

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    State of Black America

    The National Urban League released its annual “State of Black America” report. Speakers at the event addressed economic equality, education, and criminal justice reform. National Urban League President…

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    Vernon Jordan at Memorial Service for Robert S. Strauss

    A memorial service was held for former presidential adviser and Ambassador Robert S. Strauss, who died on March 19, 2014. In this portion Vernon Jordan delivered a eulogy.

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked…

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    Oral Histories: James Baldwin and Vernon Jordan

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    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign, a series of peaceful protests of racial segregation laws in the American South. The campaign was met by violent attacks…

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    Clinton '92 Campaign Reunion

    Former Bill Clinton presidential campaign staffers talked about their work for their candidate. Topics included his impact on the Democratic Party and African-American voters, and President Clinton’s…

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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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    Make it Plain: A Life of Speaking

    Vernon Jordan spoke at the American Library Association annual meeting about his book Make It Plain: A Life of Speaking (PublicAffairs; November 3, 2008). He explained how he and other…

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    National Urban League Conference, Opening

    Following opening remarks by Maudine Cooper, Marc Morial, Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine, and Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, Vernon Jordan gave the…

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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

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    Make it Plain

    Vernon Jordan spoke about his book Make it Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out (PublicAffairs; November 3, 2008). His book is about the history of the oral tradition of storytelling,…

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    Future of the Internet

    Eric Schmidt talked about the commercial future of the Internet. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Future of the Internet: Engine for Economic Growth” was the…

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    Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Service

    Speakers including Chief Justice William Rehnquist spoke at the memorial service for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. They praised Justice Marshall’s pioneering efforts for…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    James Dimon talked about the current financial crisis in America. He said that the American economy is probably in a recession. He guessed that financial cleanup is about halfway done, but…

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    Iraq Study Group Report

    The Iraq Study Group held a press conference on its bipartisan effort to rethink military and political options in Iraq. Earlier in the day the group issues its report the public and to…

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    Retirement Savings

    Mr. Bernanke spoke about the potential impact of an aging population on the U.S. economy, planning for spending on entitlement programs for the elderly, rising costs of health care, and…

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    Innovative Democracy

    Mr. Immelt, head of the world’s largest industrial company, talked about “innovative democracy.” He spoke about the strength of the economy and said that the economies in Japan and Europe…

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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the political commentary of…

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    U.S. Economic Policy

    President Bush spoke to business leaders about the state of the economy, tax policy, federal spending and fiscal discipline. He also talked about his appointment of a new chairman of the…

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    Pennsylvania State University Commencement

    Mr. Jordan offered words of encouragement to graduates of the Scholl of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University and talked about racial diversity and the legacy of the Supreme Court…

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