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  • emSupreme Discomfortem
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    Supreme Discomfort

    The co-authors were interviewed by Professor Ogletree about their book, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by Doubleday. They talked about their reasons for…

  • After Words with Peniel Joseph
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    After Words with Peniel Joseph

    Peniel Joseph recalls the black power movement in his book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. Mr. Joseph contends that the 1965 Voting Rights Act played a significant…

  • After Words with Michael Long
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    After Words with Michael Long

    Michael Long talked about the book he edited, First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson, published by Times Books. In the book he has collected the personal correspondences of Jackie…

  • Panel on News and Controversy
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    Panel on News and Controversy

    The panelists talked about the challenges faced by journalists. They emphasized the history and tactics used in writing books about famous African-American figures. Marcus Mabry wrote Twice…

  • Race Relations in America
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    Race Relations in America

    The guests discussed race relations in America. Topics included politics, economics, education, health care, and media coverage of race issues. The guests also shared their personal…

  • Men in the Black Community
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    Men in the Black Community

    Alpha Phi Alpha, the first fraternity established for black men, held a discussion on “Where in the World Is the African-American Male?” with members of Congress at the Alpha Phi Alpha…

  • emBeing a Black Manem Series
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    Being a Black Man Series

    Kevin Merida talked about the newspaper’s series, "Being a Black Man", on what it means to a black man in today’s society. The series began that day in the Washington Post. The guest…

  • Race and the White House Press Corps
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    Race and the White House Press Corps

    Mr. Fennell moderated a panel discussing “Blacks in the White House Press Corps: Does Race Matter?” The panel was part of a forum held by the Institute for Advanced Journalism at North Carolina…