Book Discussion on The Black Book
A panel talked about the re-issue of the book The Black Book: 35th Anniversary (Random House; November 10, 2009). Originally published in… read more
A panel talked about the re-issue of the book The Black Book: 35th Anniversary (Random House; November 10, 2009). Originally published in 1974, The Black Book is a collection of over 500 documents that pertain to the black experience in America, ranging from slave auction notices and the speeches of abolitionists to the patents of African-American inventors and profiles of black soldiers that fought in wars throughout American history. The panelists discussed the creation of the book, the transmission of memory and history, racial identity, and thoughts on African-American history. The also responded to questions from members of the audience. Porscha Burke moderated.
The panel participants were Roscoe Brown, member of the Tuskegee Airmen and president emeritus of Bronx Community College; Ilyasah Shabazz, author, activist, and daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz; journalist, author, and cultural critic Toure; and Rebecca Sando, daughter of Ernest Smith, the co-editor of The Black Book. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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