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    Book Discussion on They Lived Before Adam

    Catherine Acholonu, author of They Lived Before Adam: Prehistoric Origins of the Igbo, The Never-Been-Ruled (Catherine Acholonu Research Foundation, 2009). The book details her research on…

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    Religion Panel

    Spiritual leaders and theologians talked about overcoming the religious issues that divide people. Bishop Carlton Pearson talked about his book God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew,…

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    Panel on Manning Marable's Malcolm X

    Authors talked about the late Columbia University Black Studies scholar Manning Marable’s biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Professor Williams moderated. The panelists…

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    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    As part of the Harlem Book Fair a walking tour took place in the heart of Harlem, with many stops relating to writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. People…

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    2010 Harlem Book Fair

    Book TV aired live coverage of the 12th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in…

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    Book Discussion on Shades of Memnon

    Gregory Walker talked about his research into the Greek mythology of the Trojan War. The Ethiopus, one of the missing books from the Trojan epic cycle that includes Homer’s Iliad

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    Barack Obama and Human Rights

    Authors discussed their books about the changes in views of citizenship, equality, and democracy in the era of Barack Obama’s election to president. They responded to questions…

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    Biography and Memoir Panel

    Authors talked about their memoirs and biographies about finding success in spite of odds, expectations, or outwardly imposed perceptions. They responded to questions from members of…

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    African-American History Panel

    Former fellows in the Schomburg Center’s Scholar-in-Residence program talked about the problem of presenting a balanced view of black history in their books. Professor Miller…

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    Reading in the Digital Age

    A panel discussion was held on the changes made to access to information by a market-driven digital technology. They discussed the thesis that wider visual representation would lead…

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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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    Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Publishing

    Panelists discussed the problem of creating greater racial diversity in the production of children’s literature. Wade Hudson moderated.
    Jerry Craft is the author ofMamma’s…

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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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    History of Black Humor Panel

    Authors talked about their books on African-American humor. Mr. Brown moderated. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
    “On the Real Side: An…

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    2011 Harlem Book Fair

    Book TV aired live coverage of the 13th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black…

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    African-American Language and Culture Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the politics of language and culture. The panelists discussed topics including the viability of a concept of “Standard English” in a country…

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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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    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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    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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    Obama Administration Panel

    Authors talked about their books and papers on the expectations and realities of the Obama administration. Topics included the importance of race in the political and social landscape,…

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