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  • 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…

    2,239 views
  • 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…

    1,904 views
  • Realize the Dream Rally and March Opening
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    Realize the Dream Rally and March Opening

    Opening remarks before civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on…

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  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 2
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 2

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

    214 views
  • National Action Network 20th Annual Convention Part 1
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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 1

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political power for African…

    316 views
  • Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King
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    Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker at the breakfast hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the future of civil…

    1,737 views
  • Reclaim the Dream Rally
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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

    2,801 views
  • National Leadership Forum
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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they addressed…

    459 views
  • Race Media and the Obama Presidency
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    Race, Media and the Obama Presidency

    Rev. Al Sharpton and former Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed racial and class issues in employment and education policies. They talked about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the…

    120 views
  • March for Justice Rally
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    March for Justice Rally

    Leaders from the Black community spoke at a rally to highlight problems of racism, inequality, civil rights, and the recent treatment of black and white students by the justice system in…

    644 views
  • Media Coverage of Racial Issues
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    Media Coverage of Racial Issues

    Journalists spoke about media coverage of minorities and minority issues, as well as minority representation on television, radio and print media. Among the topics they addressed were race and…

    152 views
  • Political Issues
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    Political Issues

    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama delivered the luncheon speech at the ninth annual National Action Network convention. He praised Rev. Sharpton and the Network’s…

    175 views
  • Media Portrayals of Blacks
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    Media Portrayals of Blacks

    Al Sharpton was joined by a panel of journalists to discuss “Are Blacks Projected Fairly in the Media.” They discussed whether or not the media fairly portrays African Americans in its news…

    277 views
  • Shadow Inauguration Protest Rally
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    Shadow Inauguration Protest Rally

    African-American activists gathered to deliver speeches protesting election results. They talked about the popular vote, voter disenfranchisement, and judicial indifference to their causes.…

    211 views
  • March on Washington Against Police Brutality
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    March on Washington Against Police Brutality

    The Redeem the Dream March on Washington Against Police Brutality was held on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Participants addressed a variety of topics including racial…

    1,799 views