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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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Julian Bond, NAACP, Chairman and Kweisi Mfume,NAACP, Chairman and CEO, talked about a board of directors meeting and the agenda for the NAACP. They talked about issues of concern to them…

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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

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

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    NAACP President Swearing-In

    Former congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) took the oath to serve as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). President Bill Clinton, Attorney General…

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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

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

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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

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke about the current state of minorities in America in a speech during the 1991 Annual Convention of the NAACP.

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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

    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 social…

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    The Charge for Back Home Action

    Benjamin Hooks, Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, delivers closing address at a three-day NAACP conference in Washington, D.C.

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    Vice Presidential Address

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

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    Education Address

    President of the National Education Association Mary Hatwood Futrell spoke at the Annual Meeting of the N.A.A.C.P.

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