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    Book Discussion on Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War

    Jeffrey Sammons talked about his book, Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, in which he recounts the first…

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    Panel Discussion on Publishing

    Panelists talked about the challenges of publishing in 2014 and suggested strategies for publishing the literature produced by Black writers. Topics included self-publishing, online…

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    Panel Discussion on Reconstructing the Historical Narrative

    Panelists talked about the importance of historical narratives and how they affect our understanding of the common narrative. The panelists suggested common historical narratives have…

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    Panel Discussion on Environment and the African Diaspora

    Panelists talked about environmental, health, and social issues that impact Black communities throughout the African diaspora.  The panel “Saving Ourselves, Saving Our…

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    Panel Discussion on Africa and the African Diaspora

    Panelists talked about how geographical spaces, gender, race, ethnicity, and class affect the literature of writers throughout Africa and the African diaspora, and the implications of these…

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    Panel Discussion on Black Literature

    Panelists talked about how to define Black literature and Black literary classics, and how the traditions of the Black Arts Movement and the Umbra Movement influenced the Black literary…

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    Panel Discussion on Race, Power, and Politics

    Panelists talked about the impact and representations of race, power, and politics on America’s national discourse and on its political and social movements.  The panel…

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    Book Discussion on The Rich and the Rest of Us

    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West presented their thoughts on poverty in America. The authors report that 150 million Americans are poor or near poor and argue that ending poverty should be…

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    Depictions of Black Resistance and Transformation

    Authors talked about the use of literature and story to remember and depict the struggles, myths, and experiences of those of the African Diaspora. They focused on the works of several…

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    The Impact of National Emergencies on Black Literature

    African American writers participated in a roundtable discussion titled, “Impact of Katrina and 911 on Literature by Black Writers.” They talked about issues of race and class…

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    Book Discussion on Don\'t Play in the Sun

    The theme of the Eighth National Black Writers Conference was “Black Literature: Expanding Conversations on Race, Identity, History and Genre.” The opening program included a…

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