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    Book Discussion on Making Freedom

    Richard Blackett talked about his book, Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery. He was interviewed at the Black Cultural Center of Vanderbilt University.…

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    1946 Mass Lynching in Monroe, Georgia

    Anthony Pitch talked about his book, The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town. He spoke about the 1946 mass lynching of four African Americans in Monroe,…

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    Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois

    Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, an influential African-American sociologist, author, and civil rights activist in late-19th and early 20th…

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    50th Anniversary of the Black Power Movement

    Peniel Joseph, with the University of Texas-Austin, discusses the rise of the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Panelists talked about the opportunities and challenges for the African American community in the South and the West during Reconstruction. They spoke about topics such as the role of…

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    African-American History as American History

    Panelists talked about the role of African-American history in American history. “African American History as American History” was a session of “The Future of the African…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott talked the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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    African American Military History Museum

    Latoya Norman gave a tour of the African American Military History Museum and highlighted some of the contributes made by African Americans throughout the nation’s…

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    African American History Conference

    American History TV presented coverage from an all-day conference hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the American Historical…

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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums” was a session…

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    African-American Politics and Culture

    Panelists talked about the internationalization of African-American politics and culture and the role of African Americans worldwide. “Internationalization of African American…

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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American…

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    Book Discussion on Paul Robeson and Confronting Black Jacobins

    Gerald Horne discusses Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary, his biography of actor, singer, and activist, Paul Robeson. He also spoke about his book Confronting Black Jacobins:…

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    2016 Elie Wiesel Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (R-GA) delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual fundraising dinner as he was presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award for his…

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    Presidents and Slavery

    Professor Tyler Parry talked about American presidents who owned slaves. Twelve presidents were slave owners, and eight owned slaves while in office.

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    Secrets of the Underground Railroad

    Don Papson talked about his book, Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City: Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and the Record of Fugitives. Mr. Papson spoke about the…

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    Howard University Founders Library

    Stephanie Meeks announced that the Howard University Founders Library would be named a national treasure. Following her announcement, Brent Leggs spoke about the history of the library…

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    Black Activism During the Civil War

    Professor Douglas Egerton talked about black activism during the Civil War and into the early years of Reconstruction. He spoke about the series of conventions organized by activists…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about her book, Lincoln and Emancipation. “Undeclared Partners for Freedom: Lincoln, African Americans and the Emancipation Struggle” was…

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    Book Discussion on Blood Brothers

    Professor Randy Roberts talked about his book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, in which he examines the public and private relationship between…

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