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    Elaine Jones Oral History Interview

    Elaine Jones spoke about her life and career. Ms. Jones served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms.…

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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her childhood, growing up in Washington, D.C., and attending Dunbar, the country’s first public high school for African Americans. Representative…

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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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    Dr. Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview

    Dr. Vivian Pinn shared stories about her family and the impact it had on her decision to become a doctor. She also talked about her experience as the only African American and only woman in her class at the…

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    Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talked about her early political career before her 1992 election to the Senate. She was the first African American woman U.S. Senator. Ms. Braun also served as…

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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

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    Mary Futrell Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond interviewed Mary Futrell about her role as a leader and as the first African-American woman president of the National Education Association.

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    Armstrong Williams Oral History Interview

    Armstrong Williams talked about his father’s influence on his upbringing, his internship working for South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, and his involvement in the Clarence Thomas U.S.…

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    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

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    An Evening With Julian Bond

    Julian Bond talked about his life and his civil rights career of more than 50 years since, at the age of 20, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He discussed the…

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    Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview

    Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his upbringing in the segregated South and his grandfather’s influence on his career. This interview was conducted by Julian Bond, co-director of the…

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    Angela Davis Oral History Interview

    Angela Davis talked about her early Civil Rights activism in the South and her thoughts on leadership. This interview was conducted Julian Bond, co-director of the Explorations in Black…

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    Julian Bond Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond talked about his life as a Civil Rights leader. He remembered growing up in the segregated South, his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his later…

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    Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

    Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first elected in 1964…

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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on November 23, 2014. The…

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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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    Letter from Birmingham Jail Reflection

    Panelists talked about the historical, cultural, theological, literary and political significance Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” as well as how far we have come as…

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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Participants who were part of the early 1960s civil rights movement talked about the 1963 March on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. Speakers: Marvin Kalb,…

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