Rachel L. Swarns
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Rachel L. Swarns

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Rachel L. Swarns is a Contributing Writer for the New York Times with four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2003 Forum as a Correspondent for South Africa in the New York Times. The year with the most videos was 2012 with two videos as a Bureau Chief for Johannesburg in the New York Times. Most common tags: Family of President, Obama, Barack, African American History.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1995 - Present Contributing Writer, [New York Times] Videos: 1 c. August 13, 2003 - Present Correspondent, South Africa, [New York Times] Videos: 1


Bureau Chief, Johannesburg, [New York Times] - c. January 1, 2012 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Newly Discovered Black History Photographs

    Newly Discovered Black History Photographs

    New York Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh and journalist Rachel Swarns talked about their book Unseen: Unpublished Black…

  • <em>American Tapestry</em>

    American Tapestry

    Author Rachel L. Swarns discussed her book American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle…

  • <em>American Tapestry</em>

    American Tapestry

    Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is…

  • The Media's View of the African Continent

    The Media's View of the African Continent

    Journalists talked about media coverage of events in Africa. Among the topics they addressed were the depictions of violence…

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