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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…

    477 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…

    181 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…

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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…

    133 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…

    141 views