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Jesse Jackson, half-length, seated at table, wearing jacket and tie, gesturing with his hands
7-1-1983
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Jesse Jackson speaks on a radio broadcast
The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks on a radio broadcast from the headquarters of Operation PUSH, [People United to Save Humanity] at its annual convention. One of the aims of the organization is to open the world of business to small black owned businesses. Rev. Jackson is credited for helping to make Chicago the black banking capital in the country. He helped persuade white companies to stop taking profits they earned from black consumers to the white suburbs. July 1973
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Asa Philip Randolph seated with President Lyndon Johnson
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Martin Luther King Jr., head and shoulder, grasping front of podium
3-26-1964
Martin Luther King Jr. at a press conference at the Capitol, Washington
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Mayor Wagner greets Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. at City Hall
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing front
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Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference
7-30-1964
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Dr. Martin Luther King showing his medallion received from Mayor Wagner
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Martin Luther King, Jr. at freedom rally, Washington Temple Church
Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, with left arm raised, at freedom rally, Washington Temple Church
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Seated on speakers' platform at May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
5-17-1957
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Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference
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Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front
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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a press conference
11-6-1964
Rev. Martin Luther King, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing front, hands extended upward, during a press conference
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1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
8-28-1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd
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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, standing, facing right
4-27-1960
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Martin Luther King, Jr., three head-and-shoulders portraits, facing left
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Rabbi Abraham Heschel presenting Judaism and World Peace award to Martin Luther King, Jr.
12-7-1965
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Eleanor Roosevelt presenting a "My People" program
Eleanor Roosevelt, seated at microphone at radio station WOL, Washington, D.C., presenting a "My people" program, devoted to African Americans
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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference
3-26-1964
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Washington, D.C. Eleanor Roosevelt visiting George Washington Carver Hall, men's dormitory for Negroes
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Dean Acheson
1-1-1950
Portrait painting of Dean Acheson.
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Speech given during presidential campaign of 1904
1-1-1917
Speech given during presidential campaign of 1904. Speeks about the benefits of the Socialist movement.


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Jimmy Carter Talks About Jazz Music and Racism
6-18-1978
Jimmy Carter talks about jazz music and racism, and clowns around with musicians at a jazz festival on the White House lawn. Broadcast on CBS TV News.


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Bush addresses the National Baptist Convention in New Orleans
9-8-1989
Bush addresses the National Baptist Convention in New Orleans on the needs of the black community and the scourge of drugs.


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Admiral King speaks on VE Day during World War II.
5-8-1945
Statement on the current situation by Admiral King on the occasion of VE-Day, in the form of a report.


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President Bush's statement about the verdict in the Rodney king beating case
4-30-1992
President Bush's statement about the verdict in the Rodney king beating case and the rioting in los Angeles which followed its announcement.


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Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Performing the Dance "Doin' the New Low Down"
1-1-1923
"Doin' the New Low Down."


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Edward Kennedy addresses the convention of the Urban League. Kennedy outlines the separate but equal status of blacks.
8-4-1980
Edward Kennedy addresses the convention of the Urban League. Kennedy outlines the separate but equal status of blacks.


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Franklin Roosevelt Dedicates a New Bridge in Chicago
10-5-1937
Franklin Roosevelt dedicates a new 355 foot double leaf bridge in Chicago.


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President Kennedy speaks about school integration
9-30-1962
Mississippi crisis, an address to the nation.


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President Kennedy speaks about racial tensions
1-1-1962
Address to the nation regarding racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama.


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President Kennedy discusses civil rights and James Meredith
1-1-1963
John Kennedy insists on the right of James Meredith to attend the University of Mississippi.


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President Kennedy announces he sent National Guard to University of Alabama
1-1-1700
John F. Kennedy announces that he has sent the National Guard to the University of Alabama to facilitate the enrollment of two black students. Governor Wallace forbids the action at the door. With the voice of Chet Huntley.


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Marcus Garvey Outlines the Principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association
7-1-1921
Marcus Garvey outlines the principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, which he founded. Speech given upon his return to the United States.


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Marcus Garvey Explains the Objectives of the Universal Negro Improvement Association
1-1-1921
Explanation of the objectives of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.


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Studs Terkel Interviews Lowell Steward and Colonel Edward Gleed
Part Four
3-13-2002
The interview turns to discussion of what the Lowell did and experienced after the war, including the discrimination he encountered back in the United States. Lowell tells how he had to become a real estate man so that he could buy a house in the area he wanted to live in. Terkel speaks of the injustice of it all, considering that men who were heroes in a war against Hitler and racism could suffer so much discrimination at home.


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