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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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

    1,493 views
  • 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.

    170 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…

    384 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…

    170 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…

    530 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…

    214 views
  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

    105 views
  • Black Culture and the Arts
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    Black Culture and the Arts

    Professor Gates talked about the Harlem Renaissance, black culture and its contribution to the arts in the past 25 years.

    214 views