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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature.  “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at…

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    Panel Discussion on American Morality

    Panelists talked about contemporary moral and political questions, as well as James Baldwin’s statement that, “Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always…

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    Book Discussion on From the Block to the Boardroom

    Tracey Syphax, an ex-offender turned businessperson, talked about ending mass incarceration through educating the community on proper re-entry tools and entrepreneurship for former…

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    Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing

    Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and developing the educational book market, to increase public…

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    State of African-American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk…

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    2014 Harlem Book Fair Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriguez and Khalil Muhammad made opening and welcoming remarks at the beginning of session of the 2014 Harlem Book Fair at the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public…

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    Open Phones with Obery Hendricks

    Obery Hendricks talked about his book, The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings. He also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic…

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    Panel Discussion on Religion and Political Activism

    Panelists talked about how religious belief, religious institutions, and religious people came to be seen as essential to social freedom in African American life and political…

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    Open Phones with Jeanne Theoharis

    Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she tells the story of Rosa Parks and her six decades of political activism. She also…

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    Panel Discussion on Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson

    Authors Mary Frances Berry, Barbara Ransby, and Jeanne Theoharis talked about their books and about civil rights figures Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson. "Conversations in Black…

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    Open Phones with Farah Griffin

    Farah Griffin talked about her book, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II, in which she tells the stories of choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus,…

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    Panel on African-American History

    Panelists talked about the political and economic progress made by African Americans since the March On Washington fifty years prior. They spoke about historical and contemporary…

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    Open Phones with Carl Hart

    Dr. Carl Hart talked about his book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, in which he combines a…

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    Panel Discussion on Drugs

    Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society; and E.R. Shipp, author of Outrage:…

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    Open Phones with Harriet Washington

    Harriet Washington talked about her book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, in which she chronicles the…

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    Panel Discussion on Science and Health

    Panelists talked about race, science, and health. Topics included the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, the complex connection between race and DNA, racial…

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    Harlem Book Fair Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriquez talked about the Harlem Book Fair which he founded.  Schedule information was given of Book TV’s live coverage of the 15th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston…

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    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    A panel discussion was held on the concept of “freedom” and the differences between freedom, privilege, and emancipation. African-American attitudes on feelings of…

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    2012 Presidential Election Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the growth of the wealth gap between black and white families in the United States. Topics included the effect on the 2012 presidential election of…

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    Education of African Americans Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the disproportionate number of failing schools that are predominantly comprised of impoverished students of racial and ethnic minorities. Also discussed…

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