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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

    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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    Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders and members of Congress talked about voting rights and the Supreme Court ruling from earlier in the year that struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on…

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    Race, Discrimination and Poverty

    Civil rights leaders talked about race and poverty in the United States. They focused many of their remarks on Dr. Martin Luther King’s beliefs and teaching regarding poverty. Other topics…

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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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    State of Civil Rights

    A panel discussion on the state of civil rights was held at the annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference titled “A Changing Movement: From the Streets to the Suites.” The discussion…

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    Opening Session

    The participants at the thirty-third annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.…

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    Race Relations

    Mr. King spoke at an annual convention about race relations, civil rights, and strengthening the black community.

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    Convention Address

    Charles Steele delivered a fiery speech to members at the annual convention with much applause and cheering from the audience. It was his first speech as head of the Southern Christian…

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    State of Black America

    The Rev. James Baylark, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Riverside County (CA) Chapter, spoke about the state of black America and the challenges facing black…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Plaque Dedication

    Participants talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement at a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a plaque commemorating the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King’s…

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    Civil Rights Issues

    In a forum titled “A Politically Incorrect Conversation: 45 Years of Struggle, Vision and Victory,” participants talked about the civil rights movement, the present state of race relations,…

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    The Role of SCLC

    Mr. King talked about the changes in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and describes programs he hopes to carry out. Mr. King was inaugurated earlier as the president of the…

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    SCLC Town Hall Meeting

    The SCLC held its 40th anniversary meeting and heard from panelists on the state of African-Americans in the United States. Mr. Gordon moderated the panel which focused on education and Mr.…

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    Role of State Government

    The participants discussed the role of state legislatures in spending federal block grants for welfare and other services. They wished to ensure fair dispersal of funds to African Americans…

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    African-American Issues

    Mr. Lowery spoke about a variety of African-American issues. He delivered the opening address at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s 38th annual convention.

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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    Members of public policy and law enforcement organizations spoke in a forum on racial issues involved in the nation’s drug laws. The panelists discussed relative levels of arrests and…

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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    1988 Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, 1992 independent presidential candidate and billionaire Ross Perot, and others participated in a forum on the…

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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    The Committee Against Discriminatory Crack Law, a committee sponsored by civil rights and social policy groups, held a symposium on U.S. drug laws entitled, “The Experts Speak.” The panelists…

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