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  • Omar Ibn Said Collection
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    Omar Ibn Said Collection

    Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery,…

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  • Wisconsin African American Historical Society
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    Wisconsin African American Historical Society

    African Americans make up about 40 percent of the population of Milwaukee. Clayborn Benson, executive director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, discussed the history of African-American voting…

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  • emA Time of Terrorem
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    A Time of Terror

    During the summer of 1930, civil rights activist James Cameron (1914-2006) survived a lynching attempt at the age of 16 in Grant County, Indiana. Later in life, he founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.…

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  • 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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  • African American Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan
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    African American Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan

    This talk was on Alice Allison Dunnigan - the first African American female White House correspondent, and Senate and House of Representatives press galleries member. Panelists, including Ms.…

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  • District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862
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    District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862

    Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The act freed about 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital and compensated owners up to $300 for…

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  • emGirl in Black and Whiteem
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    Girl in Black and White

    Jessie Morgan-Owens talked about her book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement, in which she recounted the life of Mary Mildred Williams, a seven-year…

    327 views
  • emThe Tubman Commandem
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    The Tubman Command

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her book, The Tubman Command: A Novel, in which she recounted Harriet Tubman’s service as a nurse, spy, and cook, for the Union Army during the Civil War.

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  • Hospital for Former Slaves
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    Hospital for Former Slaves

    African American slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War became known as contraband. In this program, the National Library of Medicine’s Jill Newmark talked about the…

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  • Education Reform in 1960s Chicago
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    Education Reform in 1960s Chicago

    Elizabeth Todd-Breland talked about her book, A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s. She described the overcrowding in African American…

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  • African Americans and the Union Army
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    African Americans and the Union Army

    Oberlin College Professor Tamika Nunley detailed the reasons behind African Americans joining the Union Army during the Civil War and the important role they played in the war effort once they…

    205 views
  • emForce and Freedomem
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    Force and Freedom

    Wellesley College Africana Studies Professor Kellie Carter Jackson provided a history of the use of violence by black abolitionists. She was joined in conversation by New York University…

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  • emTrailblazerem
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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Gilliam, the first black female reporter for the Washington Post, discussed her life and journalism career.

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  • emBlack Fortunesem
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    Black Fortunes

    Shomari Wills recalled the lives of six black entrepreneurs who achieved their wealth during the 19th and 20th centuries. Self-taught chemist Annie Tumbo-Malone, creator of the first…

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  • emWe Want to Do More Than Surviveem
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    We Want to Do More Than Survive

    University of Georgia Professor Bettina Love talked about book, We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, in which she shared her thoughts on how…

    492 views
  • Author Discussion on Biography
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    Author Discussion on Biography

    Four authors talked about biography and their books on the lives of legendary African Americans. The participants were David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jeffrey Stewart, The…

    407 views
  • Early 1800s Abolition and ProSlavery Movements
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    Early 1800s Abolition and Pro-Slavery Movements

    University of Alabama Professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and…

    614 views
  • African American Museum of Iowa
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    African American Museum of Iowa

    Built in 2003, the African American Museum of Iowa was established to teach and preserve the African American history of Iowa. Curator Felicite Wolfe highlighted the museum’s “Driven By Hope” exhibit and…

    203 views
  • 1960s and 70s African American Art
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    1960s and 70s African American Art

    Randolph-Macon College Professor Evie Terrono taught a class about African American art in the 1960s and 1970s. She highlighted how artists of the period created works reflecting on racism and the…

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  • Raymond Arsenault and David Blight on Biographies of Great Leaders
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    Raymond Arsenault and David Blight on Biographies of Great Leaders

    Biographers Raymond Arsenault (Arthur Ashe: A Life) and David Blight (Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom) talked about their autobiographies of two famous African-American…

    155 views
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