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  • 2019 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are presented for “important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.” 2019 winners included…

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  • Author Discussion on Race in America
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    Author Discussion on Race in America

    Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Judge Richard Gergel, and Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg talked race in America at the 19th annual National Book Festival in…

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  • Reconstruction and Jim Crow Laws
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    Reconstruction and Jim Crow Laws

    Historian Henry Louis Gates talked about Reconstruction, which lasted from the end of the Civil War until 1877, the amendments passed during this time to promote equality for African…

    477 views
  • AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 83rd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which are given for “important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of…

    306 views
  • Bill Clinton Says Legacy of Little Rock Nine Must Be Defended
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    60th Anniversary of Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Little Rock Central High School held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Arkansas school. Speakers included former President Bill Clinton, Governor Asa…

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  • National Press Club Luncheon with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr
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    Race in the U.S.

    Filmmaker Ken Burns and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates talked about race in the U.S.. The two produced documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement that were scheduled to premiere…

    1,808 views
  • emColored People A Memoirem
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    Colored People: A Memoir

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his book Colored People: A Memoir, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells about the life of an African American between 1950 and 1970, when “colored” was the name used by both…

    2,247 views
  • 2013 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to books that have “made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human…

    245 views
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    Africana

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana: The…

    450 views
  • Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture
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    Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at Cooper Union in New York City. Following her remarks, Justice…

    441 views
  • Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s
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    Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s

    Professor John Stauffer and Professor Peniel Joseph talked about Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael.

    776 views
  • 2012 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 77th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to “books that have made an important contribution to society’s understanding of racism and diversity of human cultures.” Jury…

    282 views
  • emLife Upon These Shoresem
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    Life Upon These Shores

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presented a history of African Americans in the United States from the 16th century to the present. He talked about why this book was dedicated to his father, and…

    1,069 views
  • emThe Honor Codeem
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    The Honor Code

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosophy professor at Princeton University, argues that “moral revolutions,” from the demise of duels to solve personal arguments in Britain to the end of foot binding in China, succeed when a…

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  • emWhistling Vivaldiem
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    Whistling Vivaldi

    The provost of Columbia University presents his study of the effects of stereotypes on learning and testing and the state of education in the U.S. He discovers that telling a group what a…

    2,292 views
  • emLincoln on Race and Slaveryem
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    Lincoln on Race and Slavery

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his two new books on race with Walter Isaacson. Lincoln on Race and Slavery (Princeton University Press; illustrated edition February 11, 2009) is a…

    1,258 views
  • Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln
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    Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his genealogical work, and President…

    1,019 views
  • Presidential Meeting with Professor Gates and Officer Crowley
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    Presidential Meeting with Professor Gates and Officer Crowley

    President Obama and Vice President Biden were shown meeting over beer with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer Sergeant James Crowley.

    359 views
  • emInvisible Giantsem
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    Invisible Giants

    Four contributors to Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books, edited by Mark Carnes and published by Oxford University Press, sat down to discuss…

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    Posterity

    Ms. Lawson introduced several fellow authors, who read selected letters from her new book, Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, published by Doubleday. Panelists, including…

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