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  • President Eisenhower and the 1957 Civil Rights Act
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    President Eisenhower and the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    Dawn Hammatt, director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, and author David Nichols talked about President Eisenhower’s role in getting the legislation through Congress. They also challenged…

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  • Commission on Civil Rights Meeting Part 2
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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony from voting rights scholars on the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Professors Alexander Keyssar and Mary Ellen Curtin gave…

    242 views
  • Commission on Civil Rights Holds Meeting on Voting Rights
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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 1

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement condemning the previous-weekend violence motivated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Conservative commission member…

    758 views
  • Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary
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    Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a report on the ADA’s history and the work that remains.

    159 views
  • Jewish Refugees on the St Louis
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    Jewish Refugees on the St. Louis

    Historians from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum talked about the journey of the St. Louis and the fate of its passengers. In 1939, some 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany,…

    460 views
  • Sylvia Mendez Discusses emMendez v Westminsterem
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    Sylvia Mendez on Mendez v. Westminster School District

    Activist Sylvia Mendez spoke at a business meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about her experiences at the center of the 1947 federal court case Mendez v. Westminster School…

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  • Commission on Civil Rights Holds Meeting
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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…

    332 views
  • US Commission on Civil Rights Discusses Transgender Rights Protections
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    Transgender Rights Protections

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted 6-2 in support of the Justice and Education Departments letter issued in May concerning the protection of rights of transgender students. The…

    157 views
  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 4
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 4

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. The panelists provided varied policy recommendations for improving federal financial aid and campus…

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  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 3
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 3

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities and they analyzed the academic and socio-economic barriers for minority students. Topics included…

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  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 2
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 2

    University system heads talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. Panelists talked about what had worked in their respective school systems and how…

    624 views
  • Discussion on the Impact of Higher Education for Minority Students
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 1

    Federal government officials talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. Topics included measuring the effectiveness of high school to college programs…

    504 views
  • LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination Forum
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    LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination

    Government officials and activists discussed the scope of federal protection against workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Officials talked…

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  • Discussion on Immigration Detention Facilities
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    Immigration Detention Facilities Management

    Officials from several federal agencies discussed how immigration detention facilities are created, operated, and maintained. Chair Castro made introductory remarks. Federal Agency Guidelines and…

    701 views
  • Race and National Politics
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    Race and National Politics

    Juan Williams moderated a discussion on the role race might play in the 2012 elections. Panelists agreed that race would be a factor. Topics included the Arizona immigration law, the Asian voting bloc,…

    614 views
  • One Nation Rally
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    One Nation Rally

    Radio talk show hosts Ed Schultz and Tom Joyner, and numerous actors and entertainers attended a rally titled “Heeding a call to Put America Back to Work and Pull America Back Together.”…

    1,898 views
  • Preparations for 2008 Elections
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    Preparations for 2008 Elections

    Witnesses testified about election procedures, voting machine technology, operations by state and local registrars, as well as accuracy and accountability issues in preparation for the 2008…

    290 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Afternoon Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Afternoon Session

    Participants talked about the significance of the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Among the topics they addressed were how the decision was reached, the application of…

    230 views
  • Campaign 2008 and the Immigrant Vote
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    Campaign 2008 and the Immigrant Vote

    Participants talked about the potential impact of the immigrant vote on the 2008 election. They also talked about the goals of a massive naturalization and voter mobilization campaign…

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  • Immigration Reform Legislation
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    Immigration Reform Legislation

    The participants talked with reporters about comprehensive immigration reform legislation and urged Congress to pass it. They also responded to questions from the press. The event was held…

    77 views
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