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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…

    2,281 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…

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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…

    378 views
  • Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks
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    Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks

    Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks. Speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Lewis,…

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  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

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  • Obama NAACP Speech
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    Obama NAACP Speech

    Senator Barack Obama spoke at the 99th Annual Convention of the NAACP. In his remarks he intended to continue espousing a message of personal responsibility and called on parents, particularly in…

    4,088 views
  • Little Rock Central High School Integration
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    Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Members of the “Little Rock Nine” spoke on the 50th anniversary of when they, as teenagers, desegregated Little Rock Central High School under the guidance of Daisy Bates and the protection of soldiers…

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  • Civil Rights Enforcement
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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of traditional private civil rights organizations testified about growing racial disparities and inequities, and about civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.…

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  • Plenary Session
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    Plenary Session

    The plenary session of the NAACP 97th Annual Convention included speakers Senator Reid and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Watt. Mr. Fred Gray, whose clients have included Rosa Parks and…

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  • Civil Rights Enforcement
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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of organizations that promote civil rights testified that the Justice Department Civil Rights Division has not enforced laws. Topics included voting rights, specific cases…

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  • Keynote Speech
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    Keynote Speech

    Julian Bond delivered the keynote address at the NAACP convention in Milwaukee. Prior to his speech several lawmakers made remarks and talked about policies affecting black communities. In…

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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…

    146 views
  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Rachel Robinson and Myrlie Evers Williams, two widows of civil rights icons, spoke separately at the annual summer meeting. Rachel Robinson’s late husband, Jackie Robinson, broke professional…

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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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  • NAACP Convention
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    NAACP Convention

    Mr. Bond talked about the history of the civil rights movement and about issues of current concern to the African-American community. Among the topics he addressed were civil rights and…

    63 views
  • 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…

    310 views
  • 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
  • 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…

    31 views
  • 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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