4 Burst results for "National Emergency Committee"
"national emergency committee" Discussed on Retropod
"Retro pod is sponsored by Tito's handmade vodka drink responsibly. Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen walled with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered in an age of fierce polarization in politics takes. It seems particularly impossible to change anyone's minds but history has shown that in politics sometimes mines do change take President Harry Truman for example his transformation transformation from segregationists to civil rights advocate was nothing short of astonishing Truman was born nearly twenty years after the end of the civil war he was a farm boy raised in a segregated town in Missouri. which was once pro slavery? His grandparents had been slave owners. His mother hated President Abraham Lincoln proven himself had horribly racist views in his letters he would often refer to people of Color <unk> by derogatory slurs so when he became president in one thousand nine hundred forty five after Franklin Roosevelt's death southern members of Congress were delighted. They thought he'd be sympathetic to segregationists. They were wrong. The pivotal moment came in the summer of nineteen forty six when a black military officer named are right wrote a letter to Truitt right informed the president of an attack act on black world war veteran named Isaac Wooder woodard had been pulled off a bus in South Carolina months earlier and was beaten and blinded by the police chief. That letter struck a nerve with Truman. He had a soft spot for soldiers. Kerry Frederickson the author of the Dixie Crat revolt in the end of the solid south wrote that from that point on Truman changed course in September of that year Truman met with the National Emergency Committee against mob violence composed of civil rights labor and religious leaders during the meeting N. Double A._C._p.. Executive Secretary Walter White who had gone undercover in the south to investigate lynchings read a list of lynchings had occurred across the country. Truman was astonished. He exclaimed everyone nearby. My God I had no idea it was as terrible as that. We've got to do something three months later. On December Fifth Nineteen Forty six Truman issued an executive order. He called freedom from fear which created the president's Committee on Civil Rights. The committee was tasked with analyzing the state of civil rights in the country investigating mob violence in proposing legislation to protect civil rights then the next summer. Truman became the first U._S. president to address the end of A._C._p.. He knew his family wouldn't approve. He wrote to his sister quote. Mama won't like what I say because I wind up up quoting old Abe but I believe what I say and I'm hopeful we may implement it. A crowd of more than three thousand people gathered along the reflecting pool as he spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Here's here's what he said. The recent events in the United States and abroad have made us realize that it is more important today than ever before to ensure that all Americans. And Joy these rights I say all Americans I mean Oh America that's right all Americans in one thousand nine hundred forty eight Truman signed executive order nine nine eight one he declared quote there shelby equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the Armed Services Without <unk> out regard to race color religion or national origin that same day he also signed an executive order to desegregate the federal workforce. How could a president who was raised with such racist beliefs they go on to become according to the Harry Truman Library and museum the first American President to declare the equality of blacks well at the time the political climate was changing Truman was on? On the receiving end of pressure from black voters and civil rights activists urging the president to address the rise in violence against Black Truman was a Democrat and black voters had largely voted Republican until his predecessor Franklin Delano Roosevelt but there was also a more personal reason Truman never graduated from college and he was an advocate for the underdog Kirk Graham the director of the Truman Library Museum said quote he knew what it was like to come from nowhere of course while Truman was able to change his own mind about race relations in the United States he wasn't able to change everyone's minds including his mother when she visited him at the White House. She told him she'd rather sleep on the floor then sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom. I'm Mike Rosenthal. Thanks for listening special. Thanks to Deneen Brown for reporting this.
"national emergency committee" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"City the president of the country says of called the meeting for the national emergency committee okay so all that stuff is for the plate stuff there were at sea there in september of 19 eighty five almost to the day he was the 19th of september 1985 it was an earthquake that was an eight point oh on the richter scale killed was ten thousand people in mexico city and then the other one off the southern coast of the country killed sixty one people last week and so one monday more exco city mexico is on a fault line or a couple of my they anyway right that is the same fault line that california's san andreas do we know which fall that's not san andreas now i think that um what am i friends at work whose aim was telling us that there's there's actually a volcano under mexico city and that the soil is is very loose and so even some of the buildings that are upped code and now again after that last year's quake twenty years ago when they had to rebuild they built up really strong buildings but the soil that it's on makes a huge difference in i know that from living in california depending on where you are in the state errors lome as you like to say his haul to print types there's that was sandstone there's shares quicksand there is you know whatever else that people are built on that makes it in that changes air experience when the earth moves so when i heard gend gender was that there were two so decides to ports to mexico city a part though was built on terra firma and then as you just described a large part of the city is built don in quicksand but not on anything that is really solid as so that's the part of the city where most of the destruction took place some of bill it can look that old that i saw crumbling down do it was almost like '70s at weather is a bad movie or somebody put sticks of dynamite around the bottom now how they they in las vegas good example they're always imploding buildings they want to replace him sleep on a thirty five year old building and its leader replacement or somebody with put of a new casino and they just they bauman they dropped to the ground you've seen those pictures right in that sort.
"national emergency committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hello i'm wsb with the bbc news police in the english city of manchester saying explosion as a pop concert which killed nineteen people and injured dozens more is being treated as a terrorist attack concertgoers said the american singer ariana grande they had just finished her performance at the manchester arena when a huge blast near the foyer shipbuilding several eyewitnesses reported nuts and bolts strewn around the floor and the smell of explosives a senior officer from greater manchester police in hopkins told a news conference how the investigation was proceeding we're working closely with national counter terrorism lisa kudrow intelligence pause this is clearly very concerned for every we're doing all we can with local and national agencies to support a fight regards information what happened africa was at the concert with her sister people would jumping off of like the in rigs and people were falling over everyone was running people were crying tears and we got the first exit which was kind of at the back of the stage and we were at this side and we were the top so to go down word status them when we came out there was sirens of with cry in we didn't know what was happening in a tweet ariana grande day expressed his sorrow about the incident saying it made her feel broken and to manage screw to brune issued a statement words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families hummed the senseless attack a security cordon is in place around the area in central manchester with bombdisposal experts and armed police officer totalling some residents you social media office stranded concert go as a place to stay for the night the british prime minister theresa may will chair a meeting at the national emergency committee later on tuesday morning steve jackson reports the uk have been on alert for an attack this now appears to be the worst terror attack in britain in more than a decade france and belgium have been hit by a series of gun bob vehicle toxins twentyfifth team that have caused mass casualties but in britain nothing on that scale is happened since the july the seventh attacks on the london transport system in two thousand five intelligence officials heart however regarded an attack as being highly likely in march amount search would bring inspired by radical islamist ideology killed five people outside parliament in westminster the security services now working.
"national emergency committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"May will chair a meeting of the national emergency committee later on tuesday morning a jackson reports the uk had been on alert for an attack this now appears to be the worst terror attack in britain in more than a decade france and belgium have been hit by a series of gun bauman vehicle attack since twenty fifteen that have caused mass casualties but in britain nothing on that scale is happened since the july the seventh attacks on the london transport system in two thousand five intelligence officials had however regarded an attack as being highly likely in march amount said to have been inspired by radical islamist ideology killed five people outside parliament's in westminster the security services now working to piece together exactly what happened and who was behind the manchester explosion you're listening to the world news from the bbc and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlsson as you've been hearing nineteen people are dead and dozens more injured in manchester england after an explosion at a concert by american singer arianna guerande the nypd says it is closely monitoring events in manchester to determine any possible implications for new york city it has not yet announced any official measures governor andrew cuomo says he has ordered state law enforcement to step up security and patrolled the high profile locations across new york including airports bridges tunnels and mass transit systems meanwhile the department of homeland security says it has no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the us the origin us citizens who need assistance in the united kingdom could to contact the us embassy in london us attorney general jeff sessions has softened his threat to withhold federal funding from new york city and other socalled sanctuary jurisdictions that shield immigrants from deportation last month sessions wore new york city that could be at risk of losing grants if it didn't comply with immigration law but a federal judge intervene stating that only congress and not the executive branch can impose conditions on receiving federal money in a memo today session says only future justice department grants will be at risk and only cities quote willfully refused to comply unquote with federal immigration law spokeswoman for mayor de blasio said the city plans to issue a legal opinion in june proving that new york follows the law stay with us we are breaking from our normal programming.