242Jul 20, 2013
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: ...
266Jul 18, 2013
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 ...
315Dec 4, 2012
Book Discussion on 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 ...
271Aug 26, 2011
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 the ...
715Nov 13, 2010
Book Discussion on 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 ...
960Sep 17, 2010
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.
122Jun 1, 2009
Book Discussion on 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 ...
171Feb 12, 2009
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 ...
2,604Sep 18, 2006
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 17, 1787. ...
392Jan 19, 2006
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 ...
189Oct 17, 2005
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 ...
24Sep 17, 2004
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, ...
43Jul 1, 2004
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 ...
27Apr 9, 2004
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 requirements, ...
35Jan 31, 2004
Clark Campaign Event
Mrs. Clark and others addressed Clark supporters at a Florence restaurant. Their remarks focused on their reasons for supporting retired General Clark, stressing his service to his ...
583May 8, 2003
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 experiences ...
44Dec 7, 2001
Civil Rights Issues
Commissioners debated a proposed appointment to the commission by President Bush. At issue was the length of commissioners' terms and an on-going dispute over Commissioner Wilson’s tenure ...
31Jun 8, 2001
Florida Election Investigation
Commissioners discussed finding of their investigation into voting practices in Florida during the 200 elections. The report was critical of Florida election officials, noting that many voters, ...
51Apr 13, 2001
Equal Opportunity in Education
Commissioners heard testimony about how various education programs would impact equal opportunity. They discussed voucher programs and high-stakes testing. They also addressed the final ...
11Mar 11, 2001
Florida Voting Irregularities
Chairman Berry talked about the commission’s preliminary findings and the report on its investigation into alleged voting irregularities in Florida. She also responded to audience ...
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