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1.

All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the Legacy of Brown

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Ogletree presents an analysis of the progress and limitations of the two Brown decisions: the first, in 1954, ruling that separate but equal is inheritently unequal; the second the next year urging desegregation in public schools "with all deliberate speed." He follows the legal case history in the pursuit of Brown including its limited successes, its failures, and what appears to be resistance to Brown's objective.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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From Hurting to Healing: Sexual Violence and Its Culturally Specific Implications Among African Americans

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Robinson, a rape survivor and author of the book, I will survive, talks about ways survivors can experience emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual healing, offering her firsthand knowledge on the particular difficulties African-Americans face on their journeys toward recovery. She also explores why black women are more likely to experience sexual crimes.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Keynote Address, Impact of Brown V. Board of Education Symposium

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Mr. Greenberg discusses the case and circumstances that led up to the Brown case, sharing his experiences as a young attorney working with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He also reflects on the impact that the decision has had on American education.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Reorganizing Homeland Security: A Historical Perspective

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Balogh considers the recently passed legislation to create a Homeland Security Department in the context of other major executive reorganizations over the past hundred years. He discusses the role of party politics and special interest groups in executive reform and outlines some challenges the new department is likely to face.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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A Natural Politician: The Presidency of Bill Clinton

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Joe Klein, author of Primary colors, assesses the impact of Clinton's presidency on the economy, welfare reform, and the war on terror.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Our Mothers' War: America at Home and at the Front During World War II

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Ms. Yellin talks about writing her book, Our mothers' war, and about the experiences of her mother and other American women during World War II.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy

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Rabe said that many states are taking a very active, engaging role to develop policies, policy tools, and policy instruments to stabilize or reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. He presented a number of case studies describing what specific states are doing in this area.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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The Road From 9-11

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Zelikow, the executive director of the 9-11 Commission while it was in existence, discusses the recommendations of the commission for the future. These recommendations were divided into two parts: what to do and how to do it. "What to do" amounts to a global strategy, the substance of what we should be doing. The "How to do it" part examines how should we reorganize our government so that we actually have institutions capable of carrying out such an ambitious strategy.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Faith, Certainty, and the Presidency of George W. Bush

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Journalist Ron Suskind discussed the relationship of the White House to the press, and the work climate for the top employees in the Bush administration.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Human Experimentation: From Tuskegee 1932 to Today

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Dr. Harper, last surviving health care worker from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and retired U.S. government health care policy-maker and adviser, discusses the issue of clinical trials and human experimentation in medicine, especially as it relates to minorities. The impact of the Tuskegee study has resulted in the mistrust of minority people in clinical trials; however, medical research is needed for minorities in order to diagnose and treat them effectively.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

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Dr. Edmundson told the story of his teacher, Frank Lears, and talked about writing the book about him. He also talked about responses he had received about this book, and encouraged the audience to write books.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Beyond the Hype: Trafficked Persons to the United States Rebuild Their Lives

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Dr. Brennan discusses the situation of trafficked people in the United States; people who come to this country to work for others. She compares their situation to that of migrant workers.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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How Safe Is the Homeland?

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Pope, former acting coordinator of the U.S. Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke as a private person. He discussed both the international community's efforts in combating international terrorism and the United State's efforts to combat terrorism at home. The U.S. effort included both the governmental and private sectors. Although the United States is better prepared for terrorism than it was prior to September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack is possible.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Learning the Language of Peace: The Spiritual Vision of the Civil Rights Movement and Its Promise for the Present Age

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Ms. Adams describes her life as an activist in the civil rights movement, and discusses the importance of spirituality, including singing, in holding the movement together.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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Dr. Frank considers the strategy by which over the past 35 years the Republicans have transformed themselves from an aristocratic miniority into the nation's dominant political party. He talks about the shape of American politics, and his book, What's the matter with Kansas. A question and answer period followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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A New United Nations for the 21st Century

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Ms. Sorensen, who worked at the United Nations for approximately 20 years, discussed the importance of the United Nations and of the United States working with it. She gave a history of relationship of the United States to the United Nations over the years, and commented on the deep divide which now exists between the two organizations. She aimed to combat the UN bashing which is now occurring in the United States.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts

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Along with Karen Burke Morison and John J. DiIulio Jr., John M. Bridgeland studied the 3.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 25 who have dropped out of school without a high school diploma. Mr. Bridgeland discusses the report and concludes that this is a solvable problem.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Issues of Race at Predominantly White Institutions

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The lecture offers a retrospective on the topic of race issues and to think about where things stand and where progress needs to be made.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Class, Race, Politics, and the Future of the Labor Movement

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Discusses the connection between race and the labor movement. He also talks about inclusion, globalization, and immigration as factors in the labor movement.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)