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    400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration

    In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted a panel discussion…

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    Early 20th Century African American Migration

    Historian Spencer Crew talked about the Great Migration, during which over six million African Americans moved after World War I from the rural South to urban areas in the North and West.…

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    Teaching Underground Railroad History

    Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explored how to…

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    Slavery and the Confederate Flag

    Professor Spencer Crew talked about the Confederate flag’s history in relation to the legacy of slavery and addressed the question, “Should the Confederate flag fly above government…

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    Voting Rights Then and Now

    Panelists talked about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on voting rights today. They spoke about the obstacles faced by African Americans in the Reconstruction…

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    African-American History in Washington, D.C., Part 1

    Coming up is a program on African American work and life in Washington, DC - especially in the area around the White House known as President’s Park. We’ll hear from Lonnie Bunch, director of the new…

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    150th Anniversary of John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

    On October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 followers went to Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to strike a blow against slavery. The raid failed, but ignited the slavery debate. Sixteen months later, the United States erupted…

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    Race, Slavery and the Civil War

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. After the presentations, which included illustrations, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Horton moderated. Spencer…