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    75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at an event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert. On Easter Sunday in 1939, singer Marian…

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    Panel Discussion on Reconstructing the Historical Narrative

    Panelists talked about the importance of historical narratives and how they affect our understanding of the common narrative. The panelists suggested common historical narratives have…

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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 on African-American History

    Panelists talked about African-American history. Panelists included M.J. O’Brien, author of We Shall Not Be Moved, Pete Daniel, author of Dispossession, Tammy Ingram, author of…

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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 Slavery's Exiles

    Sylviane Diouf talked about her book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, in which she presents a history of people who escaped slavery and created self-sufficient…

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    Harlem in the Early 20th Century

    Barry Lewis talked about the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem was developed during the Reconstruction Era as a white…

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    Book Discussion on Gather at the Table

    Tom DeWolf talked about the book, Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, in which he and his co-author, Sharon Morgan, tell the…

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    In Depth with Peniel Joseph

    Author and historian Peniel Joseph talked about his life and career. He also responded to viewers' calls, Facebook comments, electronic mails, and tweets on topics such as rewriting…

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    Solomon Northup's Descendants

    Vera Williams, Justin Gilliam, and Clayton Adams spoke about their ancestor Solomon Northup and the Oscar nominated movie based on his story, 12 Years a Slave. This event took place the…

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    Book Discussion on The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis completes his three-volume history of slavery in the West. In the final volume, published thirty-eight years after the second…

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    Book Discussion on Booker T. Washington and the Struggle Against White Supremacy

    David Jackson talked about his book, Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912, in which he analyzes the southern tours that…

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    Satchel Paige, Negro Leagues Baseball, and Civil Rights

    Professor Donald Spivey talked about the legacy of pitcher Satchel Paige and Negro Leagues baseball. Satchel Paige was the first Negro Leagues player to be inducted into the National…

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    After Words with Aram Goudsouzian

    Aram Goudsouzian talked about his book, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear, in which he tells the story of James Meredith, the first…

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    Life of Freed Slave Michael Shiner

    Leslie Anderson talked about the life of Michael Shiner, a freed slave who worked at the Washington Navy Yard, rose to prominence in the Capitol Hill community, and kept a wide-ranging…

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    Conversation with Junius Williams and Tom Hayden

    Junius Williams and Tom Hayden talked about urban black politics, the Black Power Movement, and William’s book Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. They shared…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Empire of Necessity

    Greg Grandin talked about his book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, in which he recounts a slave revolt at sea and the subsequent discovery of the…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and…

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    Book Discussion on A Fire You Can't Put Out

    Andrew Manis talked about his book, A Fire You Can’t Put Out, in which he examines the life of civil rights activist Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, who fought against segregation and…

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