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Obama Gives Boost to NJ Gov

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Gatekeepers managed the list for the fundraiser held behind the scenes at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. About 200 top Democrats got past the person with the clipboard to spend some time with President Barack Obama and ...

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Peniel Joseph on the Relevance of the NAACP

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Peniel Joseph, associate professor of African American Studies and History at Brandeis University, contributor to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and the author of the forthcoming From Black Power to Barack Obama talks about the relevance of the NAACP in ...

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The Takeaway: The NAACP's Legal Legacy

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Today the NAACP wraps up its convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. For a look at what the group's future fights for civil rights should be and how their past accomplishments shaped the nation, we are joined by Lani Gunier. Lani Guinier is the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard ...

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Advancing the NAACP into the 21st Century

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In its 100th Anniversary Celebration, some African-American bloggers question how the group is reaching out to a new generation in the digital age.

>>Jack and Jill Politics

>>The Root’s Buzz

>>The Black Retort

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Jody Avirgan Talks to Guests at the NAACP Convention

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Producer Jody Avirgan speaks with guests at the NAACP centennial convention in midtown, including U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
More on The Brian Lehrer Show>>

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The Takeaway talks to President of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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NAACP Benjamin Jealous, photo: Jeffrey Macmillan

This week the NAACP kicked off a six-day convention celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Even with Barack Obama as our first African American president, the NAACP sees its work as ...

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From The Takeaway: DJ Spooky and Civil Rights Unbound

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Throughout the last century, the struggle of the civil rights movement has been documented in photos, speeches, poems and paintings. Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, mixed clips from the long history of the civil rights movement and created ...

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NAACP: Young at Heart?

Monday, July 13, 2009

As the NAACP centennial celebration gets underway in midtown, Brian Lehrer speaks with Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, about the NAACP's relevance to the "hip hop generation." Rose is the author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And ...

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Marking the NAACPs Centennial Convention

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The NAACP has gathered in New York for a six-day convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. It’s an enormous affair with giants such as Cornel West, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and President Obama paying tribute to the accomplishments of the civil rights organization.
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NAACP Centennial: What the World Looked Like in 1909

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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In The New York Times from June 1, 1909, the headline on page 2 read :'Whites and Blacks Confer as Equals,' referencing 'a conference to consider the uplifting of the negro.'

It wasn't even called ...

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Hazel Dukes on the NAACP: Past and Future

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, discusses the one hundredth anniversary of the NAACP, the organization’s history and future on the Leonard Lopate Show.

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Marian Anderson and the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, July 09, 2009

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Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic performance on the ...

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NAACP Slideshow

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Pictures of important members and events that celebrate the NAACP's centennial.
Thanks to the NAACP for help in sourcing photographs.

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NAACP: Historical Audio Files

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

On the eve of the centennial convention, WNYC looked into its archives for some historical perspectives:

>> Marian Anderson on the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939American contralto Marian Anderson performs in front of 75,000 spectators. Finnish accompanist Kosti Vehanen is on the piano.

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