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    South Carolina State Legislature Session, Closing

    State Senator Gerald Malloy talked about funeral arrangement for State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine people killed in the June 17, 2015, shooting at the Emanuel African…

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    South Carolina State Legislature Session, Opening

    The South Carolina State Senate convened for a special session to debate a procedural measure that would allow them to consider a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the State…

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    South Carolina Governor on the Confederate Battle Flag

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) held a news conference in the South Carolina State Capitol, attended by many legislators, in which she called for the Confederate battle flag to no longer be…

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    Book Discussion on Sick from Freedom

    Jim Downs talked about his book Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction. “The Medical Crisis of Emancipation” was a…

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    Hale Woodruff's Talladega College Murals

    Curator Jackie Serwer gave a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit of six recently restored murals depicting the Amistad slave revolt, the subsequent…

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    U.S. Colored Troops and Voting Rights

    Asa Gordon talked aboutthe role of the U.S. Colored Troops in establishing voting rights after the Civil War.

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    Tour of the Schomburg Center

    Book TV toured the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library, based in Harlem, New York. During the tour, Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad…

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    Book Discussion on Jimmie Lee and James

    Steve Fiffer and Adar Cohen talked about their book, Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America. They were joined by Reverend Joseph Ellwanger and…

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    African Americans and Study of the Civil War

    Daryl Scott talked about the evolution of how African Americans have viewed the Civil War and offered his own perspective on why more African Americans don’t study the topic. He…

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    Slavery and Religion

    Professor Douglas Thompson talked about religion and its impact on the relationship between slaves and their owners during the Antebellum period. He cited Nat Turner’s 1831 slave…

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    Slavery and the Freedom Trials

    Lea VanderVelde talked about slaves who used the law as a pathway to freedom prior to the Civil War. She spoke about how slaves contributed to building frontier communities and…

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    African-American Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about African American views of the Civil War, including those of emancipated slaves, the U.S. Colored Troops, and political leaders such as Frederick Douglass and W.E.B.…

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    Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

    Julius Pegues talked about Tulsa, Oklahoma’s, historic Greenwood district and how Tulsa’s African American community overcame race riots to rebuild their community. Dubbed…

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    African-American Actor Ira Aldridge

    Jim Barber talked about the history of an oil painting of African American actor Ira Aldridge in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Ira Aldridge was born free in New…

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    African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa

    Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in…

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    "Meet the Press" with Martin Luther King, Jr.

    NBC’s Sunday talk show interviewed Martin Luther King, Jr., three days after the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, march for voting rights concluded. Martin Luther King appeared…

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    Montgomery Voting Rights Rally 50th Anniversary

    Bernice King spoke at a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March 25, 1965, voting rights rally in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    150 Years After the Freedman's Bank

    Panelists talked about the issue of black poverty in America 150 years after the creation of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the…

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    History of the Freedman's Bank

    Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant documents housed at the archives. Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the Freedman’s…

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    Funeral Service for Former Senator Edward Brooke

    A funeral service was held in Washington National Cathedral for former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the first African American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He died…

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