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    Double Life of Ernest Withers

    Panelists talked about Civil Rights photographer Ernest Withers, who had access to some of the most important figures of the 1960s civil rights movement while spying on them for the FBI. Panelists, including a journalist and attorneys for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, spoke about how the newspaper used the Freedom of Information Act to piece together the facts about Ernest Withers.

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    Slavery and Cinema

    Panelists talked about the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. They spoke about how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery, how portrayals of race relations and gender have changed, and how slave characters have shifted from the background to leading roles. This event was from the Society of Civil War Historians biennial meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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