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    1964 Film Nine from Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    1937 Federal Works Agency Film We Work Again

    This 1937 Federal Works Agency film was a New Deal documentary the promoted programs to put unemployed black Americans to work on federal projects.

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    Juanita Jones Abernathy on the Civil Rights Movement

    Juanita Jones Abernathy recounted her experiences during the Civil Rights Movement and reflected on the experience of many other women civil rights activists, who she believes were often…

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    Book Discussion on Black Prophetic Fire

    Cornel West talked about the book Black Prophetic Fire, which he co-wrote with Christa Buschendorf. In the book, he profiles African American leaders Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du…

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    Book Discussion on William Wells Brown

    Ezra Greenspan talked about his book, William Wells Brown: An African American Life, about the life of William Wells Brown, a former slave who penned some of the earliest African American…

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    Book Discussion on Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics

    Professor Robert May talked about his book, Slavery, Race and Conquest in the Tropics: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America, about how Abraham Lincoln was working to prevent…

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    Female Slaves and the Law

    Professor Martha Jones talked about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, a female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults. Topcis included what options Celia…

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    Book Discussion on Breaking Ground

    Louis Sullivan talked about his memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine. His career included founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Waters

    Robert Darden talked about his book, Nothing But Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, in which he explores the history of gospel…

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    Book Discussion on The Counter Revolution of 1776 and Race to Revolution

    Gerald Horne talked about his two books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    Open Phones with Cornel West

    Cornel West talked about his book, Black Prophetic Fire, and responded to viewer telephone calls and comments. He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the…

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    1944 Documentary The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to…

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    Sleeping Car Porters and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. They spoke about the role…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Charles Blow talked about his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. The festival was held from October 25-26 at the State…

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    Life and Legacy of Booker T. Washington

    Chester Fontenot talked about the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington. Professor Fontenot spoke about Mr. Washington’s early years at Tuskegee University and looks at…

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    Civil Rights and Multiracial Cooperation

    Panelists talked about multiracial cooperation between civil rights coalition groups in the 1960s and 1970s. The explained how solidarity was fostered between groups such as the Black…

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    Congress and the End of Slavery

    Virginia Tech history professor Peter Wallensetin talked about the reconvening of Congress following the Civil War and how it attempted to address the end of slavery.…

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    Q&A with Johnnetta Cole

    Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, talked about the museum as it marked its fiftieth anniversary. She also spoke about her career as an…

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