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State of the Black Union 2008, Afternoon Session
Dick Gregory has crowd on its feet at State of Black Union | Daily Mail Online
Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the presidential election. Topics included the possible election of African-American Democratic candidate Barack Obama to be president; the effects of the presidential election on the social, political, and economic future of African-American communities; and the mortgage crisis and the U. The rebuilding of parts of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was discussed and survivor Herreast Harrison described her experiences and the ways in which she helped others. In the last portion of the forum Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to the audience about health care, education and her thoughts on her candidacy. She then was questioned by Tavis Smiley. Senator Clinton was the only presidential candidate to accept the invitation to address the forum in person.
Dick Gregory has crowd on its feet at 2008 State of Black Union
Richard Claxton Gregory October 12, — August 19, was an American comedian, civil rights and vegetarian activist. Gregory became popular among the African-American communities in the southern United States with his "no-holds-barred" sets, poking fun at the bigotry and racism in the United States. In he became a staple in the comedy clubs, appeared on television, and released comedy record albums. Gregory was at the forefront of political activism in the s, when he protested the Vietnam War and racial injustice.
State of the Black Union by Kam Williams. Senator Barack Obama opted to remain on the campaign trail in Ohio rather than accept an invite to address the convention of African-American intellectuals who had gathered to participate in the 9th Annual State of the Black Union. Curiously, despite the fact that Senator Hillary Clinton did attend, Obama had enough advocates on hand to counterbalance any potential blowback generated by his conspicuous absence. In fact, some of the speakers opted to lobby openly on his behalf, such as Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.