The Enduring Legacy of Slavery

Moderated by Professor Blight, a panel of black scholars from history, law, linguistics, and business discussed the nature of historical… read more

Moderated by Professor Blight, a panel of black scholars from history, law, linguistics, and business discussed the nature of historical justice in regard to slavery in the United States and how America should respond to its support of slavery during its founding and over several generations. They discussed whether 150 years after the end of slavery this past injustice can be repaired, if there is a collective responsibility in America for the nation’s direct support for slavery over several generations, and if racial healing should be sought in some form, whether economically, symbolically, educationally, or in policy, or if America’s evolution into a free society has been the answer. After their presentations the panelists answered audience members' questions. close

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  • Blight, David W. Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
  • Brooks, Roy L. Distinguished Professor University of San Diego->Law School
  • McWhorter, John H. Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Mirrer, Louise President and CEO New York Historical Society
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The Enduring Legacy of Slavery

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 4, 2006
Last Aired:
Mar 5, 2006

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  • Mar 04, 2006 | 9:28pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 12:28am EST | C-SPAN 1
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