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  • President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at Howard University
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    Howard University 2016 Commencement Address

    President Obama delivered the first of his 2016 commencement addresses to the graduating class of the historically black college of Howard University after receiving an honorary doctor of…

  • Discussion on Racial Bias in Law Enforcement
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    African Americans and Law Enforcement

    Howard University hosted an event on the killing of unarmed African Americans by law enforcement. Benjamin Crump gave a keynote address. Mr. Crump, an attorney, has represented the families…

  • Blacks and the Civil War
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    Blacks and the Civil War

    Professor Edna Medford teaches a course on African-American history at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The day’s lecture focused on the meaning of the Civil War to African Americans. Topics…

  • Race and Justice
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    Race and Justice

    Two legal experts talked about race and the justice system. Paul Butler argued that the criminal justice system is inherently flawed and punishes African-Americans and Latinos…

  • Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln Opening
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    Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln, Opening

    Opening remarks were made to start a three-day conference. Then Flordeliz Bugarin moderated a panel discussion on the topic of the first day, “Challenges to Slavery.” Minisha Sinha presented her paper “Allied for…

  • Comparative Emancipations in the Americas
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    Comparative Emancipations in the Americas

    The panel discussed abolition and emancipation in the Americas in the 19th century. They placed the struggle of African American freedom in the 19th century as part of a global process. They answered questions from the…

  • AfricanAmericans and Gender
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    African-Americans and Gender

    A panel discussion was held on gender issues for African-Americans. Crystal Lander began the session by defining “sexism,” "gender," “sex,” and “feminism” as used by panel members. Topics included historical…

  • AfricanAmericans and the Economy
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    African-Americans and the Economy

    A panel discussion was held on economic issues for African Americans. Topics included the causes of the financial markets crisis, the global economic outlook, infrastructure projects, personal debt and individual…

  • AfricanAmericans and Education
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    African-Americans and Education

    A panel discussion was held on meeting educational challenges for African Americans in the 21st century, and the significance of President Obama. Panelists talked about what they would tell the President to refresh education…

  • Refresh the World Symposium
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    Refresh the World Symposium

    The president of Howard University, master of ceremonies Spike Lee, and others made introductory remarks for a symposium to address issues including education, the economy, gender, hip-hop and black…

  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    The Democratic presidential candidates debated social issues, including health care, housing, Hurricane Katrina relief, the economy, and the environment. The debate was moderated by Tavis Smiley. The…

  • AntiPoverty Policies
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    Anti-Poverty Policies

    Bruce Gordon talked about policies and programs to fight poverty. Topics involved U.S. Census poverty thresholds, class and poverty, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, Hispanics, health…

  • International Freedom Award
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    International Freedom Award

    After several speeches, TransAfrica board members presented Harry Belafonte with the Cabral International Freedom Award. Mr. Belafonte, also a board member of TransAfrica, spoke about his…

  • Hurricane Katrina News Coverage
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    Hurricane Katrina News Coverage

    Participants, including activists, representatives of independent media, recording artists, and social critics, talked about race relations, depictions of minorities in the media, diversity…

  • Republican Politics
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    Republican Politics

    Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman spoke to students and others in a town hall meeting at Howard University about the party agenda and the place of minorities in the party. Following his…

  • Slavery Throughout History Memory
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    Slavery Throughout History: Memory

    The speakers talked about how the experiences of slavery have been recollected and how memory shapes the understanding of history. They answered questions from members of the audience.

  • Slavery Throughout History Resistance
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    Slavery Throughout History: Resistance

    The participants talked about the history of slavery from antiquity through the New World experience, focusing on various resistance efforts. After their presentations the speakers answered…

  • Religion and Politics
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    Religion and Politics

    Theologians and politicians participated in a panel discussion on the role of religion in the upcoming presidential election with a particular emphasis on the African-American community.…

  • 1963 March on Washington
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    1963 March on Washington

    Senator Lieberman spoke to political science students about civil rights, his participation in the civil rights movement and the 1963 March on Washington, and the state of race relations.…

  • National Slavery Museum
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    National Slavery Museum

    Participants talked about establishing a museum dedicated to the study and presentation of issues related to slavery in America. Among the topics addressed were the types of collections to…

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