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  • emDeath of a Kingem
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    Death of a King

    Tavis Smiley talked about his book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year, in which he focuses on the final year of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. The talk show…

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  • National Civil Rights Museum Tour
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    National Civil Rights Museum Tour

    In May 2011, historian Richard Norton Smith led a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas. The group stopped at several presidential and historic sites along the route.…

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  • emSugar of the Cropem
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    Sugar of the Crop

    Sana Butler talked about and from Sugar of the Crop: My Journey to Find the Children of Slaves (The Lyons Press; January 23, 2009). In the book she presents the story of a quest to find the last surviving children of…

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  • emA Slave No Moreem
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    A Slave No More

    David Blight talked about his book A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation, published by Harcourt. He spoke briefly about the history of…

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  • Tour of Graceland and Memphis
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    Tour of Graceland and Memphis

    President Bush, Prime Minister Koizumi, and first lady Laura Bush visited Graceland, the home of the late entertainer Elvis Presley, in Memphis, Tennessee. They were shown being welcomed to the mansion by Presley’s…

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    The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

    Randall Robinson talked about his book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks, published by Dutton. In the book, the author argued that the United States should compensate blacks for slavery…

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  • National Civil Rights Symposium Part 2
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    National Civil Rights Symposium Part 2

    Participants discussed the impact of the Voting Rights Act on minority participation in the political system. They focused on a variety of issues, including recent court cases concerning…

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  • National Civil Rights Symposium Part 1
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    National Civil Rights Symposium Part 1

    Participants discussed the impact of the Voting Rights Act on minority participation in the political system. They focused on a variety of issues, including recent court cases concerning…

    45 views
  • Freedom Awards
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    Freedom Awards

    Ms. Height and Mr. Wiesel received Freedom Awards after delivering remarks.

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  • Conference on Freedom Keynote Speech
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    Conference on Freedom Keynote Speech

    Former President Carter gave the keynote address at a forum on College Campus Race Relations.

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