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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…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Future of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Future of the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Mfume spoke at the 88th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the future of the the civil rights movement and the NAACP. Mr. Mfume talked about the need for coalition among all…

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  • NAACP President SwearingIn
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    NAACP President Swearing-In

    Former congressman Kweisi Mfume was sworn in as president of the NAACP. President Clinton and other speakers talked about the history and current state of the civil rights movement and the NAACP…

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  • AfricanAmerican Leadership Town Hall Meeting
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    African-American Leadership Town Hall Meeting

    This was a forum to dicuss issues of particular interest to African-Americans. This meeting was not sponsored by the NAACP as planned because of the dismissal of Ben Chavis as executive…

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  • NAACP Executive Director Dismissal
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    NAACP Executive Director Dismissal

    Mr. Chavis reacted to his dismissal as NAACP Executive Director by the Board of Directors.

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  • NAACP Executive Director Dismissal
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    NAACP Executive Director Dismissal

    Mr. Gibson spoke to reporters about the NAACP Board of Directors' decision to fire Benjamin Chavis as executive director of the NAACP and how they will fill this position while they search…

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  • Regaining the Moral Offensive
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    Regaining the Moral Offensive

    “Shadow” Senator and former presidential candidate discussed the current state of minorities in America in a speech during the 1991 Annual Convention of the NAACP. He criticized the Bush administration for failing to…

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  • Preparing a New Generation for the Struggle
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    Preparing a New Generation for the Struggle

    NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Hooks delivered the keynote address at the opening session of the 1991 Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The theme of the…

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  • Civil Rights Work Session
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    Civil Rights Work Session

    The work session focused on the civil rights challenges facing the black community. The NAACP conference of black organizations convened to study self-help efforts to address the critical…

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  • The Charge for Back Home Action
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    The Charge for Back Home Action

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  • Vice Presidential Address
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    Vice Presidential Address

    The vice president addresses the annual convention of the oldest and largest civil rights group.

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  • Education Address
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    Education Address

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