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    Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), author of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, and Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life, talked about their books and responded…

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    Book Discussion on Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    Interview with Ilyasah Shabazz

    Ilyasah Shabazz spoke about her biography of her father for children, Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. She was interviewed at the 2014 National Book Festival, which…

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    American History Tour of the Civil Rights Movement

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) travel beyond the Washington beltway to capture stories of literary and historic significance from small and mid-size cities across the county. …

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    Slavery and Cinema

    Panelists talked about the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. They spoke about how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery, how portrayals of race relations and…

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    Kansas City Monarchs

    Phil Dixon talked about the history of the Kansas City Monarchs, the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues. Mr. Dixon spoke about the…

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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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