Book Discussion on Walking on Water: Black American Lives

Randall Kenan talked about his book, Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, published by… read more

Randall Kenan talked about his book, Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, published by Knopf. For six years he traveled around the U.S. interviewing almost 200 African-Americans from a wide variety of backgrounds. The interviews focused on the self perception of being African-American in America.

He started his journey on Martha’s Vineyard, traveled through New England, then headed west to visit Chicago, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Seattle. Mr. Kenan ended his journey in North Carolina, where he recounts his own family’s story. He talked about his writing process. close

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Book Discussion on Walking on Water: Black American Lives

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 25, 1999
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2013

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  • Apr 25, 1999 | 8:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 25, 1999 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 1999 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 1999 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Mar 12, 2000 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Feb 02, 2008 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2013 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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