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  • Fall Books 2019 Preview Author Discussion
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    Fall Books 2019 Preview Author Discussion

    Bestselling authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Malcolm Gladwell, Rachel Maddow, Karin Slaughter, and Marjorie Liu discussed their forthcoming books at BookExpo, the publishing industry’s annual…

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  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Examines Case for Slavery Reparations
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    Hearing on Slavery Reparations

    Actor Danny Glover, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and others testified on slavery reparations before a House Judiciary subcommittee. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who…

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  • Heather Ann Thompson Discusses emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, in which she recalls the Attica prison uprising that took place at the…

    1,935 views
  • TaNehisi Coates Discusses emWe Were Eight Years in Powerem
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    We Were Eight Years in Power

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, in which he examines race, the Obama presidency, and the election of Donald Trump through a…

    3,936 views
  • emThe Color of Lawem
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    The Color of Law

    Richard Rothstein talked about his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, in which he argues that local, state, and federal legislation has been…

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  • University Presidents Discuss the Legacy of Slavery
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Legacy of Slavery

    The presidents of Georgetown and Harvard universities discussed the role slavery played in the history of their institutions and communities. They were interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates at…

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  • Ezra Edelman and David Chang Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

    202 views
  • Discussion on Community Policing and Race Relations
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    Community Policing and Race Relations

    Members of the the law enforcement community and the Department of Justice’s director of Community Oriented Policing Services discussed the importance of strengthening police-community relations. “Walking the…

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  • TaNehisi Coates Discusses emBetween the World and Meem
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    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his book Between the World and Me, in which he addresses, in the form of a letter to his adolescent son, what it means to inhabit a black body and find a way…

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  • Discussion on Race Relations and Criminal Justice
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    Talking about Race

    The Atlantic hosted a day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice. This portion of the event involved a conversation with NPR special correspondent Michele Norris and Atlantic national…

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  • Discussion on Race and the Justice System
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    Race and the Justice System, Introduction

    Margaret Low Smith introduced a day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice. Then Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and James Bennet, the magazine’s…

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  • 2015 National Book Awards
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    2015 National Book Awards

    Book TV’s coverage of the 66th annual National Book Awards included the presentation of awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Novelist Don Delillo received…

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  • Discussion on the Future of Race Relations and the Justice System
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    Looking Ahead at Race and Justice

    A day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice wrapped up with a conversation between Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile and Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates about ways to advance equality and…

    280 views
  • Washington Ideas Forum Final Panel
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s account of…

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  • Washington Journal African Americans in the 20th Century
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    Treatment of African Americans in the U.S

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his article in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” about the struggles and treatment of African Americans in the U.S. throughout the 20th century and in…

    1,688 views
  • Legacies of the Civil War
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    Legacies of the Civil War

    Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies that are still being borne out today. Yale University s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study…

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  • Crisis of the Black Male
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    Crisis of the Black Male

    Howard University faculty and students in the political science department talked about the status of African-American men in the United States and the causes of their current state. They…

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