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  • Are You Dead
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    Are You Dead?

    As part of a Howard University leadership seminar, Bill Cosby spoke to the students about taking responsibility in their lives. He spoke about rock music lyrics, gangs, drugs, sex, values,…

    408 views
  • Race and Racism Part 1
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    Race and Racism Part 1

    In the first panel, participants examined various forms of racism and their effects on society. Professor Blakey talked about inherent racism within U.S. culture. They talked about such…

    350 views
  • Kwame Ture Tribute
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    Kwame Ture Tribute

    Supporters gathered at a fundraising tribute for Kwame Ture, who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. They talked about his civil rights activities since the 1960s and expressed…

    249 views
  • emPlessy v Fergusonem
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    Plessy v. Ferguson

    At a conference on U.S. constitutional history, Ms. Berry spoke about struggle for civil rights since the Plessy v. Ferguson decision 100 years ago. She compared the state of civil rights…

    242 views
  • AfricanAmericans in the Civil War
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    African-Americans in the Civil War

    Participants discussed the role of African-American soliders in Union forces during the Civil War. They focused on topics such as their experiences as soldiers, life in Washington, DC and the…

    195 views
  • Howard University Commencement
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    Howard University Commencement

    President Swygert presented several honorary degrees, including one to Mr. Hightower. Then he spoke to graduates about their roles in a very uncertain economic and political landscape. He…

    179 views
  • AfricanAmerican Sailors in the Civil War
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    African-American Sailors in the Civil War

    Participants discussed the role of African-Americans in Union naval forces during the Civil War. Each of the panelists is participating in an ongoing four-year research project on this…

    176 views
  • Race and Racism Part 2
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    Race and Racism Part 2

    In the second panel, participants discussed how African-Americans can address the problems of racism. They examined how minority institutions, including churches, colleges and others can…

    148 views
  • Bunche Center Dedication
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    Bunche Center Dedication

    At a ceremony dedicating the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, Secretary General Boutros-Ghali spoke about Mr. Bunche’s commitment to international understanding and peace. Ralph…

    114 views
  • African American Voting Issues
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    African American Voting Issues

    The panelists discussed the place of the black voter in the U.S. electoral system, the significance of the black vote, whether political parties take the black vote for granted and other…

    107 views
  • Legal Ethics
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    Legal Ethics

    Attorney General Reno urged an audience of law students to pursue their profession with the highest concern for legal ethics and the scourges of crime in the U.S. She also asked them to…

    93 views
  • Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action

    At a conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Professor Trent compared two recent Supreme Court cases, including Adarand v. Pena,…

    57 views
  • Democracy in South Africa
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    Democracy in South Africa

    Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, described the process of achieving democracy in South Africa. He is currently chairman of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission…

    55 views
  • Issues in Corporate America
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    Issues in Corporate America

    Mr. Chenault spoke about the need for corporations to constantly reinvent themselves to maintain their competitive edge in the global economy. He used the recent changes at American Express…

    47 views
  • AfricanAmerican Leadership in Communications
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    African-American Leadership in Communications

    Mr. Shaw spoke during the 25th anniversary celebration of Howard University’s School of Communications. In his remarks, he spoke about the important role of minorities in broadcast…

    25 views
  • Ensuring Global Peace
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    Ensuring Global Peace

    Secretary Perry spoke about the U.S. role in promoting peace around the world in regions such as the former Yugoslavia. He also outlined how students can participate in these efforts. After…

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