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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…

    218 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…

    749 views
  • Final Day of Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Focuses on Witness Testimony
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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 2

    After a short lunch break, the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch continued before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Former law clerks and civil rights advocates…

    6,831 views
  • Cory Booker and John Lewis Testify Against Jeff Sessions AG Nomination
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) were among the witnesses on day two of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing…

    24,492 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…

    374 views
  • 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…

    622 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…

    497 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…

    1,105 views
  • Secretary Napolitano Details Immigration Reform Efforts
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    Immigration Policy

    Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston Marathon…

    1,101 views
  • Taking of Private Property for Public Use
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    Taking of Private Property for Public Use

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet, Illinois,…

    769 views
  • Federal and Local Role in AntiBullying Measures
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    Federal and Local Role in Anti-Bullying Measures

    Panelists discussed the role of the federal government, states, and local school boards in anti-bullying programs. Tammy Aaberg spoke about her son, who killed himself due to bullying…

    462 views
  • Race Religion and Disability
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    Race, Religion, and Disability

    Panelists discussed bullying based on race, disability, or religion. Topics included the need for federal law on bullying and First Amendment issues.

    932 views
  • Bullying Sexual Orientation and Gender
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    Bullying, Sexual Orientation, and Gender

    Advocates, psychologists and lawyers discussed bullying due to sexual orientation and gender. Among the topics they addressed were incidents of bullying in schools, school programs to…

    1,210 views
  • Federal Agency AntiBullying Programs
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    Federal Agency Anti-Bullying Programs

    Education and Justice Department staff talked about anti-bullying efforts at the federal and state level. They also talked about current anti-bullying laws.

    530 views
  • New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations
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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting on a report about the Justice Department’s handling of a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party. Democratic…

    322 views
  • New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations Part 1
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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 1

    Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia voters in…

    2,539 views
  • Civil Rights in 21st Century
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    Civil Rights in 21st Century

    Scholars discussed how racial discrimination in the U.S. has changed over the years. They talked about a number of topics including gains made by African-Americans in education, civic…

    514 views
  • Kagan Confirmation Hearing Day 4
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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses…

    2,481 views
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