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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…

    622 views
  • 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…

    488 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…

    184 views
  • 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.

    32 views
  • 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…

    101 views
  • 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…

    34 views
  • 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.

    240 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
  • AfricanAmericans and the Media
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    African-Americans and the Media

    Mr. Reed’s book, Airing Dirty Laundry, explored the thesis that the mainstream media portrayal of African-Americans was inaccurate and racist. Mr. Williams, who was hosting the Rush…

    143 views