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  • Presidential Task Force Hearing on 21st Century Policing
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    President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Part 1

    Community leaders talked about ways to promote effective crime reduction and build public trust of law enforcement. They spoke at the first meeting of the President’s Task Force on 21st…

    2,610 views
  • HUD Secretary Julian Castro News Conference
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    Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Secretary Julian Castro briefed reporters on the state of housing and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s plans for 2015. Secretary Castro told an audience that “access to credit…

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  • Executive Power and the Constitution
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    Executive Power and the Constitution

    Attorney Miguel Estrada and Professor Charles Ogletree debated the U.S. House of Representatives resolution to sue President Obama over the implementation of the health care law. Mr.…

    475 views
  • emAll Deliberate Speed Brown v Board of Educationem
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    All Deliberate Speed: Brown v. Board of Education

    Professor Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education, published by W.W. Norton. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled…

    1,681 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…

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  • Criminal Justice System
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    Criminal Justice System

    Panelists talked about race and the criminal justice system. Much of the discussion focused on the Trayvon Martin case in Florida in which a white neighborhood watchman shot and killed an…

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  • Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later
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    Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later

    Following opening remarks, panelists talked about what happened in the 1991 Senate confirmation hearing in which Professor Anita Hill testified that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas…

    2,709 views
  • emThe Presumption of Guiltem
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    The Presumption of Guilt

    Charles Ogletree talked about his book The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America. On July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr,. was…

    271 views
  • From Civil War to Civil Rights
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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

    380 views
  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

    983 views
  • emSupreme Discomfortem
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    Supreme Discomfort

    The co-authors were interviewed by Professor Ogletree about their book, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by Doubleday. They talked about their reasons for…

    249 views
  • Criminal Justice Reform
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Participants spoke about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Among the topics they addressed were criminal justice reforms, immigration laws, racial profiling, and drug…

    692 views
  • emThe Presumption of Guiltem
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    The Presumption of Guilt

    The Harvard Law professor attempts to put the arrest of his colleague last year into the historical context of race relations and criminal justice in the U.S. The event is at the Harvard…

    606 views
  • National Leadership Forum
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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they addressed…

    461 views
  • Public Defender System
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    Public Defender System

    The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address. In his remarks he promised the Justice Department under his…

    695 views
  • Defending Juveniles
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    Defending Juveniles

    Panelists talked about innovations in the juvenile defense system. Kristen Henning moderated. The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system.

    212 views
  • Justice Marshall Exhibit Dedication
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    Justice Marshall Exhibit Dedication

    Justice Breyer spoke at the opening of a national exhibit honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He talked about Justice Marshall’s history in the judicial system and…

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  • Race and the American Criminal Justice System
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    Race and the American Criminal Justice System

    The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice system does well,…

    383 views
  • Urban Stimulus Town Hall Meeting
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    Urban Stimulus Town Hall Meeting

    A panel discussion was held on using economic stimulus funds for urban reconstruction. Charles Ogletree moderated the panel. Opening and closing remarks were made by the Reverend Jesse…

    104 views
  • Obama Presidency
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    Obama Presidency

    David Brooks, Margaret Carlson, and Linda Wertheimer participated in a panel discussion on the first six months of the Obama Administration. Topics included President Obama’s most…

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