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    After Words with Chris Tomlinson

    Chris Tomlinson talked about his book, Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black, in which he explores his family’s…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    Book Discussion on Mississippi in Africa

    Alan Huffman talked about his book, Mississippi in Africa: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia, in which he tells the story of a group of slaves…

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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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    American Racial Concepts and Plessy v. Ferguson

    Bowie State University history professor Tamara Brown talks about the American concept of race and how it factored into the Supreme Court’s 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. The…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

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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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    Lonnie Bunch on the Freedom Summer Project

    Lonnie Bunch talked about the civil rights movement in the summer of 1964. 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, during which more than 1,000…

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    Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, in which he looks at the July 2, 1917, race riot in East St. Louis…

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    St. Louis' Old Courthouse and the Dred Scott Case

    National Park Service Historian Bob Moore visited St. Louis’s Old Courthouse, including the courtroom where Dred and Harriet Scott were eventually granted their freedom, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

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    Lonnie Bunch about Simeon Wright

    Lonnie Bunch talked about Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, in which he discusses witnessing the kidnap and murder of…

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    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer Oral History Interview

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer talked about being part of the “St. Augustine Four.” In July 1963, 23 people were arrested after a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s…

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    Lonnie Bunch about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer

    Lonnie Bunch spoke about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn, members of the “St. Augustine Four,” who were jailed for over four weeks and then sent to a reformatory as young teenagers…

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    Junius Williams Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Junius Williams talked about his life and career, including joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and the fight for equal rights during the Civil…

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    Lonnie Bunch about Junius Williams

    Lonnie Bunch talked about Junius Williams, director of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University, who joined Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s…

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    Simeon Wright Oral History Interview

    Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, talked about the kidnap and murder of his cousin, Emmet Till. Mr. Wright was…

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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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    Book Discussion on Lines of Descent

    Kwame Anthony Appiah talked about his book, Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, in which he recounts W.E.B. Du Bois' time spent as a student at the University of…

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