Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement,… read more

Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book recounts the July 2, 1917 race riot that took place in East St. Louis, Illinois. The riot that started following the death of a policeman resulted in the deaths of close to 50 people, while hundreds were injured and over 200 buildings were set on fire. Mr. Barnes contends that the riot was one of the factors that contributed to the start of the civil rights movement. Following his remarks, Mr. Barnes answered audience members' questions.

Harper Barnes is a editor and cultural critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mr. Barnes is the author of Standing on a Volcano: The Life and Times of David Rowland Francis. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

Clips from This Video

More information about

Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

178 Views
Program ID:
202629-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Jul 12, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jul 12, 2008 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 2008 | 1:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2008 | 4:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2008 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 27, 2009 | 1:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2009 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2009 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 21, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:48:30
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:48:30
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart