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  • 2018 American Book Awards
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    2018 American Book Awards

    Book TV covered the 39th annual American Book Awards that recognizes “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” The 2018 winners…

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  • 2017 American Book Awards
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    2017 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the annual American Book Awards that recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” 2017's…

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  • 2016 American Book Awards
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    2016 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the annual American Book Awards that recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.”…

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  • 2015 American Book Awards
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    2015 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 36th annual American Book Awards. This program contains language that some may find offensive.

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  • 2014 American Book Awards
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    2014 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards. The winners in 2014 were Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers…

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  • Panel Discussion on Black Literature
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    Panel Discussion on Black Literature

    Panelists talked about how to define Black literature and Black literary classics, and how the traditions of the Black Arts Movement and the Umbra Movement influenced the Black literary tradition. The…

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  • 2012 American Book Awards
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    2012 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the 33rd annual American Book Awards, held at the University of California at Berkeley. Poet Eugene B. Redmond was given the Lifetime Achievement…

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  • 2011 American Book Awards
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    2011 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented their 32nd annual American Book Awards. Dennis and Gregory Williams accepted a Lifetime Achievement award for their father, John A. Williams. Carla…

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  • In Depth with Ishmael Reed
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    In Depth with Ishmael Reed

    Ishmael Reed talked about his life, work, and career. Topics included the role of the media in American society, race relations past and present, and the impact of the election of President…

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  • 2009 American Book Awards
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    2009 American Book Awards

    The 30th Annual American Book Awards were presented by the Before Columbus Foundation. The awards honor books void of restrictions, hence there are no categories or nominees and the awards…

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  • After Words with Mark Rudd
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    After Words with Mark Rudd

    Mark Rudd talked about his memoir Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen (William Morrow; March 24, 2009). Mr. Rudd recounts his role as the chairman of the Columbia chapter of Students…

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  • 27th Annual American Book Awards Ceremony
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    27th Annual American Book Awards Ceremony

    Winners of the 2007 American Book Award for multicultural literature read selections from their work. After a welcome to Oakland by Jack Russo, California Poet Laureate Al Young gave the…

    237 views
  • Identity Politics
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    Identity Politics

    On a panel titled “From Negro to African American: Is There a Limit to Identity Politics?” three authors discussed when or should being Black cease to be relevant to African-American people. Issues included…

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  • Harlem Book Fair Interviews
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    Harlem Book Fair Interviews

    Mr. Thomas-El was interviewed live. Mr. Reed responded to audience telephone calls in a call-in format.

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  • Analysis of 911 Aftermath Panel
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    Analysis of 9/11 Aftermath Panel

    Panelists talked about the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focusing on African-American perspectives. They discussed the search for meaning, the character of patriotism, racism and…

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  • America Under the Bush Administration
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    America Under the Bush Administration

    Participants spoke about U.S. policy and conditions in America and abroad under the Bush administration. They talked about a variety of issues including policy toward Israel, military…

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  • emAnother Day at the Frontem
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    Another Day at the Front

    Mr. Reed talked about his collection of essays Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War, published by Basic Books. According to Mr. Reed, African Americans have been at war with the…

    136 views
  • emThe Invisible Man  The New African American Experienceem
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    The Invisible Man? The New African American Experience

    Authors discussed the changes in African-American Literature in the past 50 years. At the end of the program they answered questions from the audience.

    239 views
  • Remembering Langston
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    Remembering Langston

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  • African American Authors
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    African American Authors

    The authors read from and discussed their new works. They also responded to audience questions. Mr. Reed recently compiled his Reed Reader. Ms. Jordan wrote Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood.…

    48 views
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