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    Professor David Rice on Black Identity

    In remarks to Wellesley College students Morehouse College psychology professor and author David Rice talked about racism, stereotypes, and the portrayal of black women in the media. He…

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    African-American History

    Museum staff and participants in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Save Our African American Treasures” event spoke about the museum and the…

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    Q&A with Thomas Allen Harris

    Thomas Allen Harris talked about his film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, in which he explores how African-Americans have been portrayed in…

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    Spelman College

    President Beverly Daniel Tatum talked about Spelman College, an all-female school located in Atlanta. Among other topics she discussed the criminal justice system, female leadership in…

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    Fisk University

    President H. James Williams talked about Fisk University, which is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other topics he discussed his teaching background before becoming a university…

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    Civil Rights and Media

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Bill Plante talked about the civil rights movement and the struggle for voting rights fifty years after the protests in Selma, Alabama. They…

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    Interpreting the African-American Experience

    Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to be a female slave and a member of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. They…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

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    In Depth with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include Death of a King: the Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. He is the author or…

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    Book Discussion on The Invitation

    Clifton Taulbert talked about his book, The Invitation, a memoir about how he dealt with the experience of a supper invitation to a former plantation house in Allendale, South Carolina,…

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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of…

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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke…

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    Violence in the Black Community

    State legislators and police talked about how to reduce violence in predominantly black communities. They spoke about measures state legislatures could take to combat violence against…

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    Book Discussion on Justice While Black

    Nick Chiles and Robbin Shipp talked about their book, Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System, in which they advise African…

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    Book Discussion on The First Waco Horror

    Patricia Bernstein talked about her book, The First Waco Horror: the Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP, in which she reconstructs the details of not only the lynching…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Waters

    Robert Darden talked about his book, Nothing But Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, in which he explores the history of gospel…

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    Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s…

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    Open Phones on Grand Jury Announcement

    Telephone lines were open for comments after President Obama’s reaction to the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the…

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    Open Phones on Grand Jury Announcement

    Telephone lines were open for comments after the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who…

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