Melissa Harris-Perry on Race Relations and Politics

Melissa Harris Perry talked about the history of race relations in the United States, comparing race relations through history with current… read more

Melissa Harris Perry talked about the history of race relations in the United States, comparing race relations through history with current racial politics. Topics included the tea party movement, raising the debt ceiling, and the 2010 health care law. In her remarks she talked about African-American characters in popular culture, including the book and movie The Help. After her speech, she answered written questions submitted by audience members. The talk, “Reconstruction Lessons: Current U.S. Racial Politics and the Lessons of the Civil War,” was the year’s final Chautauqua Amphitheater Lecture. close

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

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  • Tom Becker President Chautauqua Institution
  • Melissa V. Harris-Perry Founding Director Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University->Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South

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Melissa Harris-Perry on Race Relations and Politics

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Chautauqua, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 1, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 6, 2011

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  • Oct 01, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 2011 | 11:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 03, 2011 | 11:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 05, 2011 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2011 | 4:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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