Book Discussion on The Speech

A panel discussion was held by contributors to the book The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union" (Bloomsbury… read more

A panel discussion was held by contributors to the book The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union" (Bloomsbury USA; August 18, 2009. It is a collection of essays about the famous "race speech” then-presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008, in response to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy. The essays are interspersed with Boston Globe columnist Derrick Johnson’s coverage of the highlights of the 2008 election. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the editor of the book, moderated the event. After she read a passage from an essay the contributor made comments, focusing on the concept of a post-racial country. Then the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

The event called “Is America Postracial?” was held by Vanderbilt University at 8:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, September 16, 2009, in Wilson Hall.  close

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

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Oct 4, 2009
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Oct 5, 2009

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  • Oct 04, 2009 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 2009 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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