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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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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir

    Mrs. Height talked about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American struggle…

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    Dorothy Height Funeral Service

    Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. Dr. Height, who was chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women,…

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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates

    Ms. Height spoke about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by Public Affairs. Ms. Height related her personal experiences as a Civil Rights activist and leader. She…

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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

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    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1

    Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on “Race and Reconciliation in America.” They are the…

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    Challenges Facing Black Women

    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at their headquarters. After opening remarks by Dorothy Height, the…

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    Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants discussed the 1963 March on Washington and the impact that it had on the civil rights movement and on recent U.S. history.

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    Black Leadership

    As part of the 2006 symposium series hosted by the Black Leadership Forum, participants talked on the topic “What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?” about how past leaders might have…

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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking

    At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial along the Tidal Basin near the Lincoln Memorial, participants spoke about the legacy of Reverend King and…

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    Reporting on the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Milewski moderated a panel discussion on reporting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. The panelists answered questions from students in the audience.

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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the…

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    Millions More Movement, Afternoon

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair, rebuilding,…

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    Millions More Movement Preparations

    Leaders from the black community announced a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. They talked about the legacy of the original march, subsequent marches to…

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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…

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    Project Restore Hope

    Ms. Johnson and other governmental officials announced “Project Restore HOPE,” an initiative focusing on economic triage and empowerment for those affected and displaced by Hurricane…

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    Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting and vandalism rather…

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    Historical Perspective on Black Leadership

    Scholars, civil rights leaders and others talked about the history of civil rights and how past leaders in the black community would have responded to contemporary issues. They also talked…

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