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  • emFight the Powerem
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    Fight the Power

    Clarence Taylor, author of Fight the Power, discussed the history of civil rights in New York. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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  • Slavery and the Constitution
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    Slavery and the Constitution

    In a discussion hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a law professor and two actors who portray free and enslaved blacks at Williamsburg discussed the role compromises over…

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  • emBegin Againem
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    Begin Again

    Author and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude applied James Baldwin’s writings on politics and race to navigate the current conversation on race in America. This virtual program…

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  • emThe Zealot and the Emancipatorem
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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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  • emShe Came to Slayem
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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

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  • emBanking on Freedomem
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    Banking on Freedom

    History professor Shennette Garrett-Scott discussed the period of Black financial innovation between 1888 and 1930 and its impact on U.S. capitalism through the story of the St. Luke Bank…

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  • Southern White Women Slave Owners
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    Southern White Women Slave Owners

    Stephanie Jones-Rogers detailed her research into Southern white women slaveholders who, she calculates, comprised 40 percent of slave owners in some regions. The previous estimate had been…

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  • emThe Yellow Houseem
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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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  • Author Discussion on the Jim Crow Era
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    Author Discussion on the Jim Crow Era

    Authors Wanda Lloyd and David Pilgrim discussed the Jim Crow era in the South. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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  • Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage
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    Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage

    Author Tera Hunter spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about the significance of Juneteenth and her book Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the…

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  • African American Women Army Corps Battalion
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    African American Women Army Corps Battalion

    Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps, the only African American all-female unit sent overseas during World War II, shared memories of their…

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  • Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy
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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

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  • Black Religious Politics After Emancipation
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    Black Religious Politics After Emancipation

    Nicole Myers Turner, author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the…

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  • African American Businessman John Hervey Wheeler
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    African American Businessman John Hervey Wheeler

    Author Brandon Winford discussed his book, John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights, with a panel of scholars. They examined the role Wheeler played in the…

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  • Isabel Wilkerson Discusses emCasteem
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    Caste

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson explored what she called a hidden caste system in the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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  • African American Voting Rights
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    African American Voting Rights

    A panel of public historians talked about the history of African American voting rights. They explained how their historic sites and organizations share this history in various ways. This event…

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  • 20th Century African American Activism in Detroit
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    20th Century African American Activism in Detroit

    A panel of scholars talked about Detriot’s history of African American activism in the 20th century. They discussed in detail the work of longtime Detriot residents Rosa Parks and Representative…

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  • emVanguardem
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    Vanguard

    Johns Hopkins University history professor Martha Jones explored the efforts by Black women to win their right to vote. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge,…

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  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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