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  • NAACP President Retirement
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    NAACP President Retirement

    At a news conference Mr. Mfume announced his retirement as president of the NAACP at its Baltimore headquarters. He thanked Julian Bond, NAACP chairman of the board, for his help and…

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  • NAACP Convention Speech
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    NAACP Convention Speech

    Mr. Mfume and Ms. Tyson presented Mr. Gregory with a NAACP lifetime achievement award. Following the award presentation, Mr. Gregory addressed the crowd. He made a number of jokes, but also…

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  • NAACP Convention Speech
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    NAACP Convention Speech

    After an introduction by his son, Mr. Mfume addressed the NAACP convention. His topics included a criticism of conservative black organizations that are funded by white Republicans.

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  • State of the NAACP
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    State of the NAACP

    Mr. Mfume spoke about the operations, goals, and future of the NAACP. Among the issues he addressed were Bush administration policies, the 2004 elections, and race relations. He also criticized three…

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  • Keynote Speech
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    Keynote Speech

    Mr. Mfume spoke about the state of civil rights in the U.S. Among the topics he addressed were Bush administration policies on law enforcement and terrorism, equal treatment and opportunity…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Mfume spoke about various issues of concern to African-Americans, including President Bush’s legislative agenda, economic development, and improving urban infrastructures.

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  • Florida Voting Irregularities
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    Florida Voting Irregularities

    Mr. Mfume talked about alleged voting irregularities in the Florida election. He said that large numbers of votes were discarded in primarily black precincts, and that many minority voters…

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  • Voting Problems in Florida
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    Voting Problems in Florida

    Mr. Mfume and other officials heard complaints from residents about charges of fraud and voter intimidation in the presidential election in Florida. At issue was treatment of…

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  • Freedom Fund Dinner
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    Freedom Fund Dinner

    After a brief introduction by Mr. Mfume, Mr. Jackson spoke about racial matters and the state of the civil rights movements. Topics included the Confederate flag, economic injustice, public…

    58 views
  • Race Relations and Social Justice
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    Race Relations and Social Justice

    Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Nader spoke about the state of race relations and social justice. Mrs. Clinton focused on discrimination, hate crimes and minority representation in government. Mr.…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Participants spoke about the state of race relations and the role of the NAACP in promoting civil rights. Among the issues addressed were minority representation in various industries,…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues in the New Millenium
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    African-American Issues in the New Millenium

    Mr. Mfume talked about the challenges facing the African-American community. He focused on the continued poverty of many African-Americans and the need to expand private trade. He also…

    35 views
  • National Religious Leaders Summit
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    National Religious Leaders Summit

    Mr. Mfume spoke about the cultural climate in America, saying that there was too much indifference to acts of hate. He called for renewed efforts to foster tolerance. Following his remarks…

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  • Supreme Court Hiring Practices
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    Supreme Court Hiring Practices

    Minority leaders and civil rights activists talked to reporters about their continuing protest of the Supreme Court hiring practices. They urged justices to hire more minorities, expand the…

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  • NAACP 90 Years of Making Democracy Work
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    NAACP: 90 Years of Making Democracy Work

    Participants talked about the progress the NAACP has made over the past 90 years. In his keynote address, Mr. Mfume said that the NAACP would file a class-action suit against handgun…

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  • Congressman Perspective
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    Congressman Perspective

    Rep. Clyburn talked about how work of the NAACP, his nurturing parents and dedicated teachers led to his being where he is today. He spoke about Martin Luther King and his ideals. He…

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  • NAACP Annual Convention
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    NAACP Annual Convention

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  • Rating of the 105th Congress on Civil Rights
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    Rating of the 105th Congress on Civil Rights

    Mr. Mfume released the results of the NAACP’s annual legislative report card on House and Senate members based on their votes on civil rights issues.

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  • NAACP News Conference
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    NAACP News Conference

    Mr. Bond and Mr. Mfume discussed this weekend’s board of directors meeting and the agenda for the NAACP. They talked about issues of concern to them and the consolidation of branches and…

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  • NAACP Convention Address
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    NAACP Convention Address

    President Clinton addressed the annual convention of the NAACP where he discussed education, the economy and racial relations. The president asked the group to help bring the nation’s races…

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