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    News Conference on Justice Department Report on the Baltimore Police Department

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference with Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and…

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    Justice Department Response to North Carolina Lawsuit

    Attorney General Lynch spoke to reporters about North Carolina’s decision to sue the federal government in response to the Department of Justice’s ruling on the state’s House Bill 2. The…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Korematsu v. United States

    Peter Irons and Karen Korematsu talked about the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu V. United States, in which the court ruled 6-3 that Japanese internment camps were necessary for the…

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Fair Housing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked about hthe Justice Department’s partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Department to combat segregation and discrimination in the housing market including using…

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    Civil Rights Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

    Former Deputy Attorney General William Yeomans was interviewed by telephone about the launch of a Justice Department civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on: “Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore Police” with a line reserved for Baltimore residents. A video clip was shown of Attorney General…

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    Civil Rights Concerns at Immigration Detention Facilities

    Representatives from human rights and civil liberties advocacy groups discussed the nation’s immigration detention facilities. Topics included the conditions in the facilities, recommendations for improving…

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    Federal Civil Rights Investigations in Ferguson, Missouri

    William Yeomans talked about the Justice Department’s findings of its two civil rights investigations following a fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The report concluded…

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    State of Same-Sex Marriage Laws

    Brian Brown and Susan Sommer talked about the state of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S. and speculated on the U.S. Supreme Court’s next actions. They commented on a video clip of Supreme…

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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men.…

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    Minority Students and College

    Panelists talked about the amount of debt that minority students accrue in order to finance their college educations. Sara Goldrik-Rab, who co-authored a paper titled “The Color of Student Debt,” in…

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    Root and Branch

    Rawn James profiles Charles Hamilton Houston, the first African American on the Harvard Law Review and dean of Howard University Law School and his student Thurgood Marshall, valedictorian of his class in…

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    Civil Rights Cold Cases

    Louisiana State University journalism students try to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation solve civil rights era cold cases. A video clip was shown of FBI Director Robert Mueller announcing on February…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson Investigation

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the press before a meeting with local federal officials at FBI headquarters in St. Louis. He was in Missouri to meet with law enforcement officials and community…

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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls leading up to Congress passing the legislation, and on the day he signed…

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to pass the Civil…

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    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer Oral History Interview

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer talked about being part of the “St. Augustine Four.” In July 1963, 23 people were arrested after a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s lunch counter. Ms.…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Crime Reduction

    Attorney General Eric Holder talked about the importance of confronting racial and sentencing disparities This was the keynote address of the two-day National Symposium on the Reduction of…

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    President Obama at Civil Rights Summit

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked…

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