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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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  • Opening Session
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    Opening Session

    The participants at the thirty-third annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.…

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  • SCLC Town Hall Meeting
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    SCLC Town Hall Meeting

    The SCLC held its 40th anniversary meeting and heard from panelists on the state of African-Americans in the United States. Mr. Gordon moderated the panel which focused on education and Mr.…

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  • Role of State Government
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    Role of State Government

    The participants discussed the role of state legislatures in spending federal block grants for welfare and other services. They wished to ensure fair dispersal of funds to African Americans…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Lowery spoke about a variety of African-American issues. He delivered the opening address at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s 38th annual convention.

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    1988 Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, 1992 independent presidential candidate and billionaire Ross Perot, and others participated in a forum on the…

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  • Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws
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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    The Committee Against Discriminatory Crack Law, a committee sponsored by civil rights and social policy groups, held a symposium on U.S. drug laws entitled, “The Experts Speak.” The panelists…

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  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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    Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Mr. Lowery spoke to a meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from a pulpit in the First Korean Baptist Church in Washington. In his remarks on the state of the civil rights movement,…

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  • Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
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    Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    House Majority Whip Rep. Gray delivered the keynote address on the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the need to continue fighting discrimination. Rev. Lowery and Rep. Kennedy also spoke. The…

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  • Health Issues and the Black Community
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    Health Issues and the Black Community

    Dr. Sullivan discussed health issues at the thirty-third annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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  • Youth Empowerment
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    Youth Empowerment

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  • Southern Christian Leadership Conf
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    Southern Christian Leadership Conf.

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  • Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action

    Mayor Young addresses the group’s 32nd annual meeting.

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  • Congressional Address
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    Congressional Address

    The annual conference is addressed by Rep. Gray, who became House majority whip in June following the resignations of Jim Wright and Tony Coelho.

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  • Leadership RoundTable  Youth Forum
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    Leadership RoundTable & Youth Forum

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  • SCLC Labor Solidarity Breakfast
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    SCLC Labor Solidarity Breakfast

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  • Upcoming SCLC Conference
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    Upcoming SCLC Conference

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