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  • 2004 Democratic National Convention Day 2 Evening
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    2004 Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Evening

    On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party leaders, former presidential candidates and others spoke about Senator John Kerry’s candidacy and building on the unity and…

    7,985 views
  • 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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    1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights…

    10,750 views
  • emTheir Eyes Were Watching Godem
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Participants talked about Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God and its portrayal of African-American and women’s culture. Among the topics they addressed were the…

    1,103 views
  • Writings of Hughes and Hurston
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    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of…

    4,003 views
  • Democratic National Convention Day 2 Afternoon
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Afternoon

    On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party officials, elected representatives, and delegates approved the party platform and talked about the Democratic party…

    619 views
  • African Americans in World War II
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    African Americans in World War II

    Coinciding with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage held a four-day “Tribute to a Generation: National World War II Reunion”…

    274 views
  • Costs of War
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    Costs of War

    Mr. Davis talked about World War II, the National World War II Memorial, and the National Memorial Day Concert. He also discussed the sacrifices made by U.S. service members. Mr. Durning…

    48 views
  • emA Wealth of Wisdomem
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    A Wealth of Wisdom

    Camille Cosby and Renee Poussaint hosted a panel discussion with some of the individuals profiled in the book they edited, A Wealth of Wisdom: Legendary African American Elders Speak,…

    284 views
  • National Memorial Day Concert Preparations
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    National Memorial Day Concert Preparations

    Mr. Davis and others spoke about the importance of Memorial Day, patriotism, and the goals of a National Memorial Day concert that he was scheduled to emcee the following Sunday. Following…

    80 views
  • emRoe v Wadeem Anniversary Celebration
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    Roe v. Wade Anniversary Celebration

    Presidential candidates and pro-choice activists spoke on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade about abortion, Republican judicial appointments, the need for greater political activism, and other…

    189 views
  • Meaning of Memorial Day
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    Meaning of Memorial Day

    Mr. Davis talked about the importance of Memorial Day and his participation in the annual Memorial Day concert. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

    54 views
  • World War II AfricanAmerican Veterans
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    World War II African-American Veterans

    The participants saluted the African-American veterans who fought during World War II and their struggle to fight alongside their fellow Americans. Mr. Davis narrated a series of tableaus…

    325 views