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  • The Presidency and Civil Rights  Then and Now
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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were…

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  • Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
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    Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the evolution of his…

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  • Kennedy Administration and Associates
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    Kennedy Administration and Associates

    Thomas Putnam welcomed historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in the nation’s history, and how lessons learned during his presidency…

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  • Reading of the US Constitution
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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

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  • Defining A Nation
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    Defining A Nation

    Panelists talked about the book Defining a Nation. They addressed various issues including race relations, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and American culture. They responded…

    102 views
  • Media Coverage of School Integration
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    Media Coverage of School Integration

    John Stokes and Roger Wilkins talked with high school students from across the nation about media coverage of school integration.

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  • Kerner Commission 40 Years Later
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    Kerner Commission 40 Years Later

    Professor Roger Wilkins talked about the 40th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report on the 1967 race riots. He also talked about the state of race relations in the U.S. today, as well…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr and the Progressive Movement
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Progressive Movement

    Panelists talked about the history of the progressive movement in the democratic era. They discussed the pressure that the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr., put on elected officials…

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  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

    Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor…

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  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon, who wrote a…

    783 views
  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    A panel discussion was held on the history of opposition to Supreme Court rulings and the long-term political value of “activist” rulings. The panelists also discussed the cases decided by the 2006-2007 term of…

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  • After Words with  Beverly Daniel Tatum
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    After Words with Beverly Daniel Tatum

    Beverly Daniel Tatum talked about her book, Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, published by Beacon Press. She argued that negative stereotyping of…

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  • The Capitol  An American Icon
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    The Capitol: An American Icon

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building,…

    1,331 views
  • Improving Public Education
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    Improving Public Education

    A national task force, Campaign for America’s Future, announced its education policy recommendations, entitled “Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer: A Progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger…

    77 views
  • The Founding Fathers Race and Freedom
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    Jefferson's Pillow

    Professor Wilkins talked about his book, Jefferson’s Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism, published by Beacon Press. The book demythologizes the four Virginian…

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  • State of Race Relations
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    State of Race Relations

    Professor Wilkins talked about the state of race relations in the U.S., the history of the civil rights movement, and the way in which racism has affected politics in the U.S. Following his…

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  • emDefining a Nationem
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    Defining a Nation

    Panelists discussed the book Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of Its Strength, published by National Geographic. Contributor and editor David Halberstam and contributors Amy…

    171 views
  • Slavery and the Founding Fathers
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    Slavery and the Founding Fathers

    Author and civil rights journalist Mr. Wilkins discussed the topic of his recent book, Jefferson’s Pillow, published by Beacon Press. Mr. Wilkins expounds on slavery, the founding fathers…

    210 views
  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    In opening remarks on a day-long meeting on the Democratic Party civil rights agenda, Senator Daschle and others outlined the purpose and function of the meeting.

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  • Annual Fourth Estate Award
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    Annual Fourth Estate Award

    As part of a black-tie dinner, John Aubuchon presented the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award to Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN television networks. The award is for lifetime…

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