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  • Education Race and the Achievement Gap
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    Education, Race, and the Achievement Gap

    Panelists talked about education and how race affects Latino, African-American, and Asian students. Topics included unequal opportunity, college preparation, teacher quality, and customizing teaching…

  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

  • Race and Justice
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    Race and Justice

    Two legal experts talked about race and the justice system. Paul Butler argued that the criminal justice system is inherently flawed and punishes African-Americans and Latinos…

  • Governmental Role in Integration
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    Governmental Role in Integration

    Policymakers, civil rights advocates and scholars spoke about racially and economically integrated K-12 public schools. They focused on incentives in current and proposed federal policies,…

  • Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the presidency. Kurt Schmoke…

  • Black History and Abraham Lincoln
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    Black History and Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Franklin talked about his 50-year career teaching about Lincoln and African American history. He spoke about stripping away the baggage and sentiment surrounding Lincoln and finding the man. He…

  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Morning Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

  • Alito Supreme Court Nomination
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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    During the scholar’s forum “Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr.: An African-American Perspective,” a panel overview was held on the record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. The panelists…

  • Million Man March
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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

  • Future of US Drug Policy
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    Future of U.S. Drug Policy

    The panelists discussed and debated the future of U.S. drug policy. The primary issue of contention was whether or not some illegal drugs should be legalized. Mr. Bennett and Rep. Rangel…

  • Affirmative Action Town Hall Meeting
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    Affirmative Action Town Hall Meeting

    Panelists talked about affirmative action, including the case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions policy. Following…

  • The Future of US Drug Policy
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    The Future of U.S. Drug Policy

    Participants talked about implementing effective drug policies. Among the issues they addressed were to what extent drug abuse should be treated as a public health problem or a criminal…

  • National Democratic Conversation
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    National Democratic Conversation

    Various officials welcomed guests to the convention and outlined an agenda for the convention and the Party. Mr. From talked about the new Democratic movement and the resurgence of…

  • Community Policing News Conference
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    Community Policing News Conference

    Following the event in the White House Rose Garden, police officials from around the country talked about the community policing initiative, the presidents efforts on behalf of law…

  • Lead Paint Poisoning Initiative
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    Lead Paint Poisoning Initiative

    Administration officials spoke about federal initiatives to protect children from lead poisoning in older housing. They stressed the importance of federal assistance in lead abatement…

  • LaborManagement Relations
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    Labor-Management Relations

    A forum was held on labor-management relations in the public sector. The members of the panel gave an individual presentation on the various topics that effect labor-management relations. Mayor…

  • Baltimores 311 NonEmergency Number
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    Baltimore's 311 Non-Emergency Number

    Baltimore officials discussed the purpose and function of the 311 non-emergency telephone number. They said an inordinate amount of “non-emergency” calls were coming in on 911 and…

  • National Association of Counties
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    National Association of Counties

    Secretary Cuomo, Mr. Donaldson and others addressed the National Association of Counties convention following speeches and an overview by officers of the NAC. Secretary Cuomo talked about the perceptions of the…

  • Welcoming Remarks
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    Welcoming Remarks

    Ambassador Richardson and others spoke at the opening ceremony of the 11th annual Korean American Student Conference.

  • Presidential Politics and the Media
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    Presidential Politics and the Media

    The panelists participated in a forum titled “Election '96 - The Picking of the President: Politics and the Media.” They criticized the lack of substance in the campaign and in the debates…

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