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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    146 views
  • emAfrican American National Biographyem
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    African American National Biography

    Editors-in-chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about African American National Biography. The collection, written by 1,000 scholars, includes the biographies of over 4,000 African…

    351 views
  • emNative Sonsem
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    Native Sons

    Author, playwright, and editor Stein discussed his book, Native Sons: A Friendship That Created One of the Greatest Works of the Twentieth Century: Notes of A Native Son. The author reflected on…

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  • emAfrican American Livesem
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    African American Lives

    Co-editprs Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about their book African American Live, published by Oxford University Press. It is an encyclopedia-like compilation…

    266 views
  • emPlessy v Fergusonem ReArgument
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in…

    1,525 views
  • African American History
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    African American History

    Professor Gates talked about writing African American history and answered questions from audience members. He co-authored with Professor Cornel West The African-American Century. He also edited…

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  • emThe Bondwomans Narrativeem
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    The Bondwoman's Narrative

    Professor Gates talked about his new book, The Bondwoman’s Narrative. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

    176 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley

    Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems, attitudes toward…

    2,503 views
  • A Conversation Among Great African Americans
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    A Conversation Among Great African Americans

    Portraying African-American historical figures, participants had a conversation about African-American history in order to provide an insight into the current status of African-Americans…

    387 views
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    Africana

    Mr. Gates talked about his book Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, published by Hardcover. Mr. Gates talked about the early efforts of W.E.B. Du Bois…

    174 views
  • AIDS and the Black Community
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    AIDS and the Black Community

    This forum kicked off a two-day media briefing hosted by the W.E.B. DuBois Institute, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard AIDS Institute. The panelists pointed out that the leading…

    114 views
  • 90th Birthday Tribute to Dorothy West
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    90th Birthday Tribute to Dorothy West

    Author Dorothy West, the last survivor of the Harlem Renaissance, was honored during a celebration commemorating her 90th birthday and her work. Mr. Ogletree moderated the proceedings which…

    559 views
  • World Civilization
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    World Civilization

    Academics, philosophers, authors, world leaders and others gathered to discuss the past and the future of world civilization. They discussed challenges in the next century, such as…

    57 views
  • Diversity Issues
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    Diversity Issues

    Panelists discussed the role of race and gender in society and its implications. They talked about the steps taken in the civil rights movement in relation to equal rights for…

    73 views
  • AfricanAmerican Literature Anthology
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    African-American Literature Anthology

    African-American literary figures and scholars gathered to celebrate the publication of the first Norton Anthology of African-American Literature. Henry Louis Gates and Nellie McKay…

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  • emThe Future of the Raceem
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    The Future of the Race

    Using their book, The Future of the Race, published by Alfred A. Knopf, as a basis, Professors Gates and West talked about the future of African-Americans. They concentrated on the…

    215 views
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