Biography and Memoir Panel

Authors talked about their memoirs and biographies about finding success in spite of odds, expectations, or outwardly imposed… read more

Authors talked about their memoirs and biographies about finding success in spite of odds, expectations, or outwardly imposed perceptions. They responded to questions from members of the audience.

The authors were: Cheryl Wills (moderator), Die Free (Bascom Hill Press); Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore (Random); Max Siegel, Know What Makes Them Tick: How to Successfully Negotiate Almost Any Situation (HarperCollins); Karen Chilton, Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) (University of Michigan Press); Thomas Chatterton Williams, Losing My Cool (The Penguin Press); Leonard T. Miller, Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR (Seven Stories Press).

“American Stories: Creating Life Against Resistance” was a panel of the 12th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  close

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

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Biography and Memoir Panel

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Program ID:
294543-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 17, 2010
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2010

Airing Details

  • Jul 17, 2010 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2010 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2010 | 4:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2010 | 4:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 05, 2010 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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