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  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

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  • emThe Other Madisonsem
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    The Other Madisons

    Retired pediatrician and geneticist Bettye Kearse investigated her family’s lineage and its oral history that claims they are descendants of James Madison and his slave, Coreen.

    394 views
  • Origins of Memorial Day
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    Origins of Memorial Day

    Bernard Powers gave a tour of sites in Charleston related to black heritage. At Hampton Park he talked about the connections it has to one of the first Memorial Day commemorations on May 1, 1865.…

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  • Washington Journal Bakari Sellers Discusses His New Book My Vanishing Country
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    Bakari Sellers on My Vanishing Country

    Author and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers talked about his book, My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, which tells the story of America’s black working class through his own life.

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  • Reel America emThe Negro Soldierem
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    The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to society…

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  • Washington Journal Krewasky Salter Discusses African American Soldiers Role in WWI
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    Krewasky Salter on African American Soldiers' in World War I

    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Guest Associate Curator Krewasky Salter discussed African American soldiers in WWI and how their experiences served as a…

    492 views
  • Slaves Suing for Their Freedom
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    Slaves Suing for Their Freedom

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor William G. Thomas III taught a class on some of the lawsuits brought by enslaved people who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. He…

    698 views
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Wellesley College Professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American…

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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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  • Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary
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    Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary

    Six Tuskegee Airmen appeared on stage at the National Archives to mark the 75th anniversary of their first deployment in 1943. The World War II veterans talked about their combat…

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  • emTackys Revoltem
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    Tacky's Revolt

    Harvard University history Professor Vincent Brown chronicled the 18th century slave revolt that took place in Jamaica, known as ‘Tacky’s Revolt.’

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  • emWilmingtons Lieem
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    Wilmington's Lie

    Author and journalist David Zucchino detailed how over 2,000 white supremacists rioted through Wilmington, North Carolina, on November 10, 1898, which resulted in the deaths of 60 black men…

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  • Historian Gretchen Sorin Discusses emDriving While Blackem
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    Driving While Black

    Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of African Americans, providing a new freedom that was supported by black-owned businesses and…

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  • emA Fools Errandem
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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

    921 views
  • emBoss of the Gripsem
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    Boss of the Grips

    Historian Eric K. Washington recounted the life of James Williams, chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps in the early 1900s, who was the face of his African-American workforce…

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  • Sharon Robinson Discusses Memoir emChild of the Dreamem
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    Open Phones with Sharon Robinson

    Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson, reflected on her life in the civil rights movement. She discussed her book and took viewer phone…

    648 views
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar Discusses the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book in which she recounted the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

    642 views
  • Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians
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    Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians

    Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly…

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  • emThe Last Negroes at Harvardem
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    The Last Negroes at Harvard

    Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted into Harvard in 1959 during the civil rights movement.

    608 views
  • African Americans Emancipation and Defining Freedom
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    African Americans, Emancipation, and Defining Freedom

    Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Nicole Myers Turner taught a class on the lives of formerly enslaved African Americans following emancipation. She explained how they defined…

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