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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…

    444 views
  • 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…

    481 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…

    308 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
  • 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…

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  • 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.

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