Film, Video A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus
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- A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus
- What did Ossie Davis envision in 1971 when he proclaimed to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that "it's not the man, it's the plan"? In a special forum at the Library of Congress, Congressman Major Owens hosted a distinguished panel of U.S. representatives and political scientists in a discussion of his book, "The Peacock Elite: A Subjective Case Study of the Congressional Black Caucus and Its Impact on National Politics." The panel included U.S. Rep. Maxine Walters, a current member of CBC; two former members of CBC, Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums and attorney Louis Stokes; Ronald Waters, author and University of Maryland professor; and Michael Eric Dyson, author and Georgetown University professor. Owens challenged the CBC to establish a national African American action agenda, stating "We must act now or our middle class will be shoved to the margins, while the Black masses are driven downward into a permanent underclass." Owens also challenged the CBC to assume greater leadership responsibility for the African diaspora.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-10-01.
- - African American History
- - Government, Law
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Political Science.
- - Major Owens.
- - Recorded on 2007-10-01.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-01, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687885/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2007) A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-01. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687885/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-01, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687885/>.