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  • Dignitaries Gather for 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Robert Kennedy
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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Not long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) was shot and mortally wounded in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. He had just delivered a victory speech after winning…

    2,892 views
  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign Organizers
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign Organizers

    Peter Edelman, former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founding member Bernard Lafayette spoke at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of…

    238 views
  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 “Poor People’s Campaign,” which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil…

    732 views
  • After Words with Peter Edelman
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    After Words with Peter Edelman

    Professor Peter Edelman talked about his book Not a Crime to Be Poor, in which he argues that courts are exploiting the poor by charging excessive fines and fees for minor crimes. He was…

    865 views
  • Senate Democratic Steering Committee Forum on Supreme Court Nomination Process
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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Constitutional law scholars spoke at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee forum on Republican efforts to postpone a vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the 2016 presidential…

    847 views
  • emSo Rich So Poorem
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    So Rich, So Poor

    Peter Edelman talked about why the U.S. economy produces great wealth and great poverty at the same time and offered suggestions on how to improve the condition of the tens of millions of…

    1,081 views
  • Federal Welfare Rules
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    Federal Welfare Rules

    Peter Edelman talked about his view on the Obama administration changes to the 1996 welfare reform law, and reaction from conservatives. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    254 views
  • Federal Programs and Poverty
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    Federal Programs and Poverty

    Douglas Besharov and Peter Edelman talked about federal poverty programs, their cost, and their efficacy in reducing poverty. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

    241 views
  • Robert F Kennedys 1968 Campaign
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    Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 Campaign

    Participants in Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination discussed the campaign. They spoke about campaign experiences, Kennedy’s message to the American…

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  • Legacy of Robert F Kennedy
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    Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

    The panelists discussed Robert Kennedy’s life and how he might have responded to issues today and where Americans should be going in light of what he said. An excerpt from the film about Robert…

    59 views
  • Poverty Issues
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    Poverty Issues

    Panelists spoke about poverty in America and around the world, violence and civic disengagement amongst poor populations, and efforts by various groups to redress poverty. Among the issues they addressed…

    390 views
  • Legacy of Robert F Kennedy
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    Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

    Peter Edelman talked about the historical importance of RFK’s political career as well as his death, which occurred 40 years ago today. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

    251 views
  • Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign
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    Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Friends, relatives, and aides shared memories of the campaign…

    1,121 views
  • JFK MLK and RFK 19601968 Part 2
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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 2

    Marian Wright Edelman, founder and chairman of the Children’s Defense Fund and an organizer of Dr. King’s Poor People’s March; Peter Edelman, aide to Robert F. Kennedy; and Elaine Jones, former president of the NAACP’s…

    323 views
  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 6
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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 6

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

    443 views
  • Welfare Reform
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    Welfare Reform

    Participants talked about Welfare and assistance for low-income families. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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  • Influence of Robert F Kennedy
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    Influence of Robert F. Kennedy

    Mr. Edelman, the author of Searching for America’s Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, talked about the influence of Robert F. Kennedy on U.S. politics and history. Mr. Edelman was an aide…

    146 views
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    Searching for America's Heart

    Mr. Edelman talked about his book Searching for America’s Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book is about the evolution of American liberalism from…

    47 views
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    Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

    Panelists talked about the new book by Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation. Mr. Cox served as Solicitor General and was also the special prosecutor during the Watergate…

    200 views
  • Federalism Issues
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    Federalism Issues

    Mr. Seay and Mr. Edelman discussed the concept and meaning of federalism. They debated the proper roles for federal, state and local government and whether the federal government has…

    763 views
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