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    After Words with Jason Riley

    Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African…

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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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    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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    Book Discussion on Help Me to Find My People

    Professor Heather Williams talked about her book, Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery, in which she looks at family separations during slavery…

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    Book Discussion on Blessed Experiences

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) talked about his book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, in which he discusses his life, from his early days in the South to his…

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    Book Discussion on The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

    Jeff Hobbs talked about his book, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo…

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    Treatment of African Americans in the U.S

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his article in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” about the struggles and treatment of African Americans in the U.S. throughout the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on Pictures and Progress

    Maurice Wallace talked about his book, Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, in which he looks at the use of photography by African-American…

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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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    Senator Reid on Action Against Donald Sterling and the Redskins Name

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) came to the floor to talk about the National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner’s actions against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald…

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    Race and Politics in America

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  …

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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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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil Rights Movement

    Authors talked about their books on the history of the civil rights movement. In the year marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, they explored the political and…

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    Book Discussion on Living with Lynching

    Korthia Mitchell talked about her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, in which she discusses the way lynching was depicted…

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    Book Discussion on A Dream Foreclosed

    Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and evictions on…

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    Book Discussion on Nation of Cowards

    Co-authors David Ikard and Martell Teasley talked about their book, Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barak Obama’s Post-Racial America, in which they analyze the expectations of…

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