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  • Presidential Candidates Address NAACP Convention in Detroit
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    NAACP Convention in Detroit

    Ten 2020 presidential candidates, including Republican Bill Weld, spoke at the NAACP Annual Convention in Detroit.

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  • NAACP LGBTQ Town Hall
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    NAACP LGBTQ Town Hall

    African-American LGBT leaders participated in a town hall gathering called “The State of LGBT People of Color in America” as part of the NAACP’s' Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.…

    795 views
  • Reverend Al Sharpton Hosts PreInauguration Rally
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    National Action Network Pre-Inauguration Rally

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march on issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity. Following the march, a rally was held near…

    2,281 views
  • Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate
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    Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate

    Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Ann Callis (D) met in a debate for the Illinois 13th Congressional District race.

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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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  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony
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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony

    An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15,…

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  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing WreathLaying Ceremony
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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a wreath was laid outside the church at the spot where a…

    378 views
  • Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Panelists talked about the implications of the Supreme Court decision that struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County v. Holder. They focused on actions…

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  • AG Eric Holder Addresses the NAACP
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    Attorney General Holder Remarks at NAACP Convention

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to protect and expand voting rights. He also condemned Florida’s “Stand Your…

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  • NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision
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    NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision

    NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not…

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  • NAACP Annual Convention
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    NAACP Annual Convention

    The NAACP met and discussed issues within the African-American community including voting rights, education, and civic participation. As pivotal elections approach in 2012, the summit examined…

    193 views
  • NAACP Annual Convention
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    NAACP Annual Convention

    Participants spoke about the NAACP’s policy priorities including financial services, health care, criminal justice, employment and civil rights. They focused on how various Obama…

    299 views
  • Vice President Biden at the NAACP 2012 Annual Convention
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    Vice President Biden at the NAACP 2012 Annual Convention

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the 103rd Annual Convention of the NAACP. He outlined the differences between President’s and Mitt Romney’s policies on health care, voting rights and…

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  • Mitt Romney at the NAACP Annual Convention
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    Mitt Romney at the NAACP Annual Convention

    Mitt Romney spoke to attendees at the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas. In his remarks he talked about job creation, the economy, and reasons he would benefit the black community. He also…

    785 views
  • Race Issues in Hollywood
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    Race Issues in Hollywood

    African-American actors talked about obstacles they face in the television and film industry. Each spoke about the barriers they faced starting their careers as actors or stuntmen and the…

    513 views
  • AfricanAmerican Political Power
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    African-American Political Power

    Activists talked about their concerns and recommendations for the 2012 elections. Topics included political power, voting laws, redistricting, and past elections. This program was part of…

    477 views
  • Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks
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    Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks

    Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks. Speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Lewis,…

    1,855 views
  • NAACP Annual Convention
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    NAACP Annual Convention

    Rosalyn Brock spoke about the state of the civil rights movement and cautioned against complacency in the black community following the election of president Obama.

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  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

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  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Participants spoke about youth activism and public service at the NAACP’s 100th annual convention. Among the topics they addressed were strategies to increase youth participation in public…

    318 views
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