Issues Affecting African Americans in 1991

Mr. Jacob, president of the National Urban League, discussed issues of concern to minorities in the keynote speech on the opening day of the… read more

Mr. Jacob, president of the National Urban League, discussed issues of concern to minorities in the keynote speech on the opening day of the national convention of the National Urban League. He addressed the need for African Americans to realize their preconceptions of other ethnic groups, and the need for parental choice of public schools to improve the educational facilities available to all children in the U.S., not only those able to afford private schools. Finally, he questioned the National Urban League’s traditional position in favor of decisions by the Judiciary Department concerning the Voting Rights Act that created all-black districts. Mr. Jacob supported the 1991 Civil Rights bill, and discussed the nomination of black U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. Earlier in the day, Mr. Jacob had announced in a news conference the National Urban League would not take a position on the nomination of Judge Thomas. Mr. Jacob said that with or without Judge Thomas, the conservative-liberal balance of the Supreme Court would still remain solidly conservative. In his remarks before the convention, Mr. Jacob also advocated socially directed investments and government programs over strict free market practices. close

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Issues Affecting African Americans in 1991

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Program ID:
19569-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 22, 1991 | 8:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 1991 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 22, 1991 | 8:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 1991 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 1991 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 1991 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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