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    Civil Rights and the Presidency

    Professors participated in a panel discussion on recent presidents and the civil rights movement, chaired by Professor Johns. Richard Pacelle focused on the Reagan administration and the Office of the Solicitor General.…

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    Foreign Policy of President Truman

    Wilson Miscamble spoke on the foreign policy initiatives of President Harry Truman. Topics included the transition from President Roosevelt, use of the atomic bomb, and President Truman’s policy toward the…

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    Ronald Walters on Civil Rights

    Ronald Walters talked about the role of the Civil Rights Movement on the election of Barack Obama for president. He talked about the implications of voting in a presidential election, racial identity…

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    The Conservative Movement and Civil Rights During the Reagan Years

    Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry talked about the history of civil rights and changes in American views on race in light of the election of President Obama. Professor Berry served on the U.S. Commission on Civil…