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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3

    Day three of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included speeches by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

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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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    Civil Rights Groups Conference Call

    Black national civil and human rights organization leaders held a media teleconference to discuss the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing by a police officer on…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on the state of race relations in 2014. Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke by phone about race relations in light of the police shooting of unarmed teenager…

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    House Democrats on Government Shutdown

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to urge House Republicans to allow a vote on a…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders and members of Congress talked about voting rights and the Supreme Court ruling from earlier in the year that struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on…

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    Race, Discrimination and Poverty

    Civil rights leaders talked about race and poverty in the United States. They focused many of their remarks on Dr. Martin Luther King’s beliefs and teaching regarding poverty. Other topics…

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    Race and the Criminal Justice System

    Attorneys and legal experts talked about racial disparities in the charging and sentencing of minority defendants. Among the topics they addressed were New York City’s “stop and frisk” policies, the…

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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 1

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the civil rights leaders who reflected on the 1963 March on Washington and commented on the current state of civil rights. Marc…

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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 3

    Younger civil rights activists talked about the future of the movement, how to better organize, and get youth involved in pushing for change. “The Next 50 Years: Freedom Forward” was a…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants spoke about the 1963 March on Washington and its upcoming 50th Anniversary. They reflected on their personal stories from the march and participation in the civil rights…

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    Civil Rights Leadership Forum

    The Reverend Al Sharpton moderated a discussion with three generations of civil rights leaders on the state of the movement and its future. They discussed a range of issues including gun violence,…

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    Venezuelan State Funeral of President Hugo Chavez

    Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The funeral was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon

    As a prelude to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on August 28, 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation held a luncheon to honor the civil rights…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement. This program does not contain a…

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    Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Jesse Jackson

    Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson hosted a symposium on the life and legacy of Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton and Frederick Haynes spoke about Reverend Jackson’s contributions to the civil…

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    Legacy of Martin Luther King

    Civil rights and labor leaders spoke about the work and legacy of Martin Luther King in regard to civil and labor rights. This program was part of a a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice,…

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    War on Drugs and the African-American Community

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century held a forum on the impact of the policies of the “War on Drugs” on the African-American community. Speakers included Jesse Jackson and Representative John…

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