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  • 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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  • emThe Autobiography of Medgar Eversem
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    The Autobiography of Medgar Evers

    Myrlie Evers-Williams and Manning Marable talk about the book they edited, The Autobiography Of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches,…

    768 views
  • Natl Action Network Marks 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

    1,531 views
  • Education Conference Hears from Civil Rights Leaders
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    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants spoke about the 1963 March on Washington and its upcoming 50th Anniversary. They reflected on their personal stories from the march and participation in the civil rights…

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  • The Legacy of Medgar Evers
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    The Legacy of Medgar Evers

    Panelists talked about the life and legacy of Medgar Evers. Medgar Evers was a Mississippi field officer for the NAACP when he was gunned down in his driveway by a sniper on June 12, 1963.…

    316 views
  • President Obama 2013 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President Obama 2013 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the public inauguration ceremony for his second term. In his remarks he stressed national unity and called on lawmakers to…

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  • Women Civil Rights Leaders Part 2
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    Women Civil Rights Leaders, Part 2

    As part of the prelude to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation hosted the Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon…

    503 views
  • Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders
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    Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders

    A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the South in an effort to eradicate racial…

    332 views
  • Obama Campaign Event in Bend Oregon
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    Obama Campaign Event in Bend, Oregon

    Senator Barack Obama spoke to supporters at a town hall meeting held at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon.

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  • Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes
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    Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

    At a joint hearing on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, witnesses testified about proposals to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the…

    1,050 views
  • Strengthening the Black Family Morning Session
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    Strengthening the Black Family, Morning Session

    Participants spoke at an annual forum titled Tavis Smiley Presents: The State of the Black Union: “Strengthening the Black Family: Preserving the African American Imprint on America,” held…

    1,810 views
  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Rachel Robinson and Myrlie Evers Williams, two widows of civil rights icons, spoke separately at the annual summer meeting. Rachel Robinson’s late husband, Jackie Robinson, broke professional…

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  • Public Mass Meeting
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    Public Mass Meeting

    The NAACP held a meeting to open their convention. After opening with musical numbers, a variety of speakers opened a number of issues to be addressed during the convention. They noted the…

    113 views
  • emWatch Me Flyem Speech
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    Watch Me Fly: Speech

    Ms. Evers-Williams discussed her book Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be, published by Little Brown and Company. The book examines the life of…

    181 views
  • Willamette University Commencement
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    Willamette University Commencement

    Ms. Evers-Williams spoke to graduates about the importance of family pressure in achieving educational goals. She related her feelings when her own daughter graduated from college and…

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  • Civil Rights Movement in 1963
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    Civil Rights Movement in 1963

    Panelists discussed the events in 1963 that forced leaders to focus on the Civil Rights Movement. They talked about the continued segregation and discrimination against African-Americans,…

    511 views
  • Racism and Gender in the 21st Century
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    Racism and Gender in the 21st Century

    Panelists discussed issues relating to racism and gender in society, which was part of the National Political Congress of Black Women’s annual convention. Ms. Malveaux moderated the…

    105 views
  • NAACP Convention Address
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    NAACP Convention Address

    President Clinton addressed the annual convention of the NAACP where he discussed education, the economy and racial relations. The president asked the group to help bring the nation’s races…

    161 views
  • Future of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Future of the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Mfume spoke at the 88th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the future of the the civil rights movement and the NAACP. Mr. Mfume talked about the need for coalition among all…

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  • Reflections on Civil Rights Issues
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    Reflections on Civil Rights Issues

    Mr. Williams spoke as part of a program to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She urged the audience of students to honor King’s memory by utilizing the holiday to…

    13 views
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