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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…

    377 views
  • State of Civil Rights
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    State of Civil Rights

    A panel discussion on the state of civil rights was held at the annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference titled “A Changing Movement: From the Streets to the Suites.” The discussion…

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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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  • Race Relations
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    Race Relations

    Mr. King spoke at an annual convention about race relations, civil rights, and strengthening the black community.

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  • Convention Address
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    Convention Address

    Charles Steele delivered a fiery speech to members at the annual convention with much applause and cheering from the audience. It was his first speech as head of the Southern Christian…

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  • State of Black America
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    State of Black America

    The Rev. James Baylark, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Riverside County (CA) Chapter, spoke about the state of black America and the challenges facing black…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Plaque Dedication
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Plaque Dedication

    Participants talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement at a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a plaque commemorating the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King’s…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    In a forum titled “A Politically Incorrect Conversation: 45 Years of Struggle, Vision and Victory,” participants talked about the civil rights movement, the present state of race relations,…

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  • The Role of SCLC
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    The Role of SCLC

    Mr. King talked about the changes in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and describes programs he hopes to carry out. Mr. King was inaugurated earlier as the president of the…

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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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  • 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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  • Youth Empowerment Summit
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    Youth Empowerment Summit

    Youth leaders and civil rights activists in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference spoke in the youth empowerment summit entitled, “Youth, Guns, Drugs, Sex and Violence: A Deadly Combination.” The…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Fauntroy and Mr. Gregory spoke to a luncheon audience on issues affecting the African-American community. Mr. Fauntroy discussed the legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership…

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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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  • 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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  • Vice Presidential Address
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    Vice Presidential Address

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