Obama National Urban League Speech Video 2010: Address at Centennial Conference

WASHINGTON - JULY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the 100th anniversary convention of the National Urban League on July 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke about the 'Race to the Top' program and said that children in poor areas of the country deserve a good education. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here is the Obama National Urban League Speech video from Thurs. July 29, 2010. President Barack Obama’s address at the centennial conference of the civil right organization at in Washington, DC. is on the subject of education reform. Speech time is 10:05 a.m. ET. Watch live stream video below at that time. Thereafter the full video and transcript text will be posted.

UPDATE: Full video and transcript are below.

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Click here to read the complete speech transcript.


Link Live web-feed video. The event can also be seen on CNN Live as well as at WhiteHouse.gov The event can also be seen via the White House iPhone app, a free download. Additionally, portions of the NUL Conference are being streamed online; click here for the live webcast and schedule.

According to the White House release, President Obama’s speech at the National Urban League 100th Anniversary Convention at the Washington Convention Center will focus on the administration’s Race to the Top program and other initiatives designed to help students prepare for college. He will also talk about reforms undertaken in the past year and a half by states, school districts, schools systems and teachers unions, including the improvement of teacher effectiveness and bringing about a turnaround with low-performing schools.

Today’s itinerary is here: President Obama Official Schedule and Guidance, July 29, 2010

Video via Today with Barack Obama

A video preview is below. For more on the convention and the speech see also:

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