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  • Civil Rights and Ronald Walters Career
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    Civil Rights and Ronald Walters' Career

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Peniel Joseph taught a class on the life and career of civil rights pioneer Ronald Walters. In 1958, Mr. Walters organized a desegregation sit-in and…

  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Voting Rights Act
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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Voting Rights Act

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the Voting Rights Act and the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder…

  • Facial Recognition Technology
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    Facial Recognition Technology

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing to examine the use of facial recognition technology by the government and commercial entities and its impact on civil rights and liberties.…

  • Washington Journal Sarah Warbelow Discusses the Equality Act
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    Sarah Warbelow on the Equality Act

    Human Rights Campaign Legal Director Sarah Warbelow discussed efforts to amend civil rights laws to add protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • emYou Cant Go Wrong Doing Rightem
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    You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right

    Robert Brown talked about his book, You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World, in which he recalled his life and government…

  • Jesse Jarnow Tim Mohr and Imani Perry on Music and Social Movements
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    Jesse Jarnow, Tim Mohr and Imani Perry on Music and Social Movements

    Authors Jesse Jarnow (Wasn’t That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America), Tim Mohr (Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the…

  • Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights
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    Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights

    Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell talked about his 30-year career with the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. The MacArthur “genius” grant winner described how he helped put in jail four Klansmen…

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    Roy Wilkins, The Right to Dignity

    Narrated by actor Sidney Poitier, this tribute to civil rights leader Roy Wilkins (1901-1981) was produced by the U.S. Information Agency. Mr. Wilkins was at the forefront of the civil…

  • Reading of MLKs 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail
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    Reading of MLK's 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) led a group of Democratic and Republican senators in a commemorative reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Martin Luther King…

  • Washington Journal Kate Bahn  Genevieve Wood Discuss the Gender Pay Gap
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    Kate Bahn and Genevieve Wood on the Gender Pay Gap

    Kate Bahn of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation discussed the gender pay gap.

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Selma Alabama
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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Selma, Alabama

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered remarks at the annual “Bloody Sunday” commemorative service at the Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma, Alabama.

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    Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour

    Peniel Joseph talked about his book Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, published by Holt. His book chronicles the history of the black power movement…

  • Martin Luther King Jr I Have a Dream Speech
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    Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech

    Journalist Jamie Stiehm and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday by discussing King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the August…

  • emA Time for Freedomem
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    A Time for Freedom

    This film documents the “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom,” a civil rights demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957. Approximately 25,000 people gathered to mark the third…

  • Countering AntiSemitism Racism and Xenophobia
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    Countering Anti-Semitism, Racism and Xenophobia

    In this session of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs national conference, panelists focused on countering hate, including anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia. Among the panelists…

  • Civil Rights and TRM Howard
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    Civil Rights and T.R.M. Howard

    Students for Liberty hosted their annual “LibertyCon” conference in Washington, D.C. This portion featured a discussion with University of Alabama history professor and Independent…

  • Former Vice President Biden and Michael Bloomberg Address National Action Network
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    National Action Network Annual MLK Breakfast

    Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network hosted its annual breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Notable speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, Martin Luther King…

  • Sitins and the Civil Rights Movement
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    Sit-ins and the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Traci Parker talked about the lunch counter sit-ins that took place in the early 1960s as part of the civil rights movement. She described how…

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    The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

  • President and Vice President Visit MLK Memorial
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    President and Vice President Visit to MLK Memorial

    President Trump and Vice President Pence visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, DC to honor the civil rights activist on the federal holiday marking King’s birthday.

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