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    Former President Jimmy Carter on Civil Rights

    Former President Jimmy Carter talked about civil and human rights with Derreck Kayongo, a former Ugandan war refugee. This was part of the first “National Conversation on Civil Rights and Individual…

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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held its August 2016 meeting, during which members discussed and voted on statements on a number of civil rights matters, including a recent settlement…

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    Brown v. Board of Education and the Monroe School

    Justin Sochacki gave a tour of Monroe Elementary School, one of the four formerly segregated schools for African Americans in Topeka, Kansas, and talked about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court…

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    Civil and Human Rights

    Scholars and activists talked about civil and human rights. It was the first in a series of conversations around the nation on rights and justice hosted by the National Archvies. “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” was…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights

    Authors Michael Vinson Williams, Patricia Michelle Boyett, Trent Brown, Sally Palmer Thomas, and Martha Wyatt-Rossignol talked about their books about civil rights history. “Civil Rights History…

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    Book Discussion on Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

    Kristen Green spoke about her book, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle. She spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion…

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    George Wallace, Segregation and Politics

    Historians Dan Carter, Glenn Eskew, and Angela Lewis talked about the life and legacy of segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace. When George Wallace was governor of Alabama during…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate admissions process.…

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    Q&A with Aviva Kempner

    Aviva Kempner talked about her documentary Rosenwald, about the life of American businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.

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    50th Anniversary of "March on Ballot Boxes" Speech

    The town of Kingstree, South Carolina, hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “March on Ballot Boxes” speech. On May 8, 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement. This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African American Past.”…

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    Nashville's Civil Rights Movement

    Andrea Blackman gave a tour of the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library. She used historic images and videos to talk about the civil rights movement in Nashville, and spoke about why the city…

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    50th Anniversary of the Black Power Movement

    Peniel Joseph, with the University of Texas-Austin, discusses the rise of the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

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    Freedom Summer School

    Irene Williams talked about her experiences at the Freedom Summer School program and how that summer changed her life. During the summer of 1964, when Ms. Williams turned 10 years old, volunteers from around…

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    University of Southern Mississippi Civil Rights Collection

    Jennifer Brannock showed items from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Civil Rights Collection. She displayed letters, photographs, and objects that document the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi…

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    Civil Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer

    Vernon Dahmer, Jr., and Ellie Dahmer talked about the life of slain civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer. They shared the story of the night their home was attacked by members of the Ku Klux Klan in January 1966 and…

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    Book Discussion on The Press and Race

    David Davies talked about his book, The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement, about how Mississippi reporters and editors both covered and affected the civil rights movement in their…

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    2016 Elie Wiesel Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (R-GA) delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual fundraising dinner as he was presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award for his moral and…

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    Jackson State University Commencement Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of historically black Jackson State University. Mrs. Obama spoke about the school’s segregated past, and…

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    Book Discussion on Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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