Book Discussion on Colored People: A Memoir

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his book Colored People: A Memoir, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells about the life of an… read more

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his book Colored People: A Memoir, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells about the life of an African American between 1950 and 1970, when “colored” was the name used by both outsiders and members of the race themselves to self identify. Professor Gates talked about the black vernacular and said that he would like to write a book about each subsequent name, such as “Negro” and “black.” He talked about black culture during this time, including racial relations. He also talked about his life, work, and family and how he came to write the book. close

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Book Discussion on Colored People: A Memoir

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Booknotes
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 1994
Last Aired:
Mar 15, 2014

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  • Oct 09, 1994 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1994 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Feb 28, 2007 | 2:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 09, 2011 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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