302Oct 10, 2013
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 ...
1,914Aug 24, 2013
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 ...
208Aug 23, 2013
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 ...
283Aug 23, 2013
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 ...
312Aug 23, 2013
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 ...
156Aug 23, 2013
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 ...
134Aug 22, 2013
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 movement, ...
263Aug 22, 2013
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 ...
986Apr 6, 2013
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 ...
318Mar 8, 2013
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 ...
730Nov 7, 2011
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 ...
6,844Oct 16, 2011
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 ...
458Aug 26, 2011
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, ...
1,091Aug 25, 2011
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 ...
1,713Jun 17, 2011
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 ...
2,321Oct 2, 2010
One Nation Rally
Radio talk show hosts Ed Schultz and Tom Joyner, and numerous actors and entertainers attended a rally titled “Heeding a call to Put America Back to Work and Pull America Back Together.” ...
1,249Aug 3, 2010
Jobs and the Economy
Reverend Jesse Jackson talked jobs and the U.S. economic situation. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news ...
888Jul 28, 2010
National Urban League Conference, Panel Discussion
Participants spoke about the state of the black community in American cities. Among the topics they addressed were the legacy of the civil right movement, challenges facing the urban poor, and ...
4,203Apr 28, 2010
Memorial Service for Dorothy Height
Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.
375Mar 24, 2010
Haiti Earthquake Recovery
The Congressional Black Caucus held a forum on Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction following its January 12, 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
Panelists and participants focused on a number ...
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