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    Race Relations in America

    April Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by Joy-Ann Reid, author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide; Mary Frances…

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    President Obama's Legacy on Race and Justice

    A Republican presidential campaign adviser,a former faith adviser to President Obama, historian Mary Frances Berry and others talked about President Obama’s legacy during his time in office. “Obama’s Legacy:…

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    Next President's Agenda

    Two Republican presidential campaign advisers and two liberal advocates talked about race and justice during the Obama presidency. The panelists also gave advice to the next president. “Looking Forward: Race in…

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    After Words with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her book Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy, in which she looks at illegal voting practices. She was…

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    In Depth with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her advocacy work and her books. The former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and of the Organization of American Historians, as well as assistant…

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    Panel Discussion on Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson

    Authors Mary Frances Berry, Barbara Ransby, and Jeanne Theoharis talked about their books and about civil rights figures Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson. “Conversations in Black Freedom: Celebrating the…

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    Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela

    Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like…

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    And Justice for All

    Professor Mary Frances Berry talked about her book, And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America, in which she…

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    Social Justice Issues

    The AFL-CIO and King Center hosted a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice and Martin Luther King vision of the American dream. This portion of the event involved a panel discussion on…

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    Power in Words

    Former Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer, former speech writer and special assistant to President Bill Clinton, reflect upon the speeches given by President Barack Obama…

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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…

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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

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    And Justice for All

    Mary Frances Berry talked about her book And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America (Knopf January 20, 2009). She…

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    The Conservative Movement and Civil Rights During the Reagan Years

    Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry talked about the history of civil rights and changes in American views on race in light of the election of President Obama. Professor Berry served on the U.S. Commission on Civil…

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    The Enduring Legacy of Slavery

    Moderated by Professor Blight, a panel of black scholars from history, law, linguistics, and business discussed the nature of historical justice in regard to slavery in the United States and how…

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    After Words with Mary Frances Berry

    Mary Frances Berry was interviewed about her book My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations, published by Knopf. Callie House, an ex-slave, was a…

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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, the…

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    Reflections on Public Service Careers

    As part of a C-SPAN and Comcast project to encourage dialog between students and national leaders, Ms. Berry spoke to high school students about the value of public service and her…

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    Civil Rights Act 40th Anniversary Commemoration

    The ceremony was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the site of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Marker. Speakers addressed the history of the civil rights movement, the…

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    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification…

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