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    James Florio (1993)

    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    A. Phillip Randolph

    A. Philip Randolph was revered by many younger civil rights activists, who regarded him as the spiritual father of the movement. "If he had been born in another period, maybe of another color," said John Lewis, "he probably would have been president."

  • Civil Rights Activist Profile

    A young civil rights activist (doc). Civil rights activist profile.

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    Harry Belafonte to be Honored as Distinguished American (March 15, 2002)

    Boston: Harry Belafonte, the world renowned recording artist, Broadway, movie and television star, and globally respected human rights activist, will be honored with the Distinguished American Award by the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation at a Kennedy Library Public Forum "Seeking Common Ground: Civil Rights and Human Rights," on Friday, Marc...

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    Boston Schoolteachers to Benefit from Five-Day Conference on History of Civil Rights at Kennedy Library (June 19, 2002)

    The John F. Kennedy Library will sponsor a summer institute for teachers from the Boston Public Schools that will examine the struggle for civil rights and include presentations by such key civil-rights activists as Dorothy Cotton, a top advisor to Martin Luther King, and Vivian Malone-Jones, one of the students Governor George Wallace sought to ba...

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    The 2004 Profile in Courage Awards Presented at the Kennedy Presidential Library (May 24, 2004)

    BOSTON -- Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy today presented Afghan physician and human rights activist Dr. Sima Samar, former North Carolina State Representative Cindy Watson (R), and former Oklahoma State Senator Paul Muegge (D) with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library...

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    JFK Library Foundation Hosts Human Rights Leaders for a Round Table Discussion on the Challenges Facing the Human Rights Movement (October 14, 2005)

    Boston, MA- Today the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation hosted a distinguished group of human rights and civil rights activists for a round table discussion on the challenges facing the human rights movement, followed by a tribute to Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA. During the ceremony, Mr. Rubenstein sh...

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    Civil Rights and the Black Power Movement

    Black Power Movement, Nov. 2014

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