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  • emA Fools Errandem
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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

  • 400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration
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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…

  • Early 20th Century African American Migration
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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.…

  • Teaching Underground Railroad History
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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…

  • Discussion on Slavery and the Confederate Flag
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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…

  • AfricanAmerican History in Washington DC Part 1
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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…

  • Underground Railroad Center Groundbreaking
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    Underground Railroad Center Groundbreaking

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati included speeches by the first lady, former Ambassador Young, and an appearance by…