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  • James Baldwin Conference Keynote Address
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    James Baldwin Conference Keynote Address

    Author bell hooks discussed the work and impact of James Baldwin at a symposium celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain. During her…

  • emTheir Eyes Were Watching Godem
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Participants talked about Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God and its portrayal of African-American and women’s culture. Among the topics they addressed were the…

  • emKilling Rage Ending Racismem
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    Killing Rage: Ending Racism

    Professor bell hooks talked about her book, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, published by Henry Holt & Company. The book is a collection of 23 essays discussing the issue of race in America…

  • In Depth with bell hooks
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    In Depth with bell hooks

    bell hooks talked about her life and writings and responded to viewer comments and questions. Ms. hooks is a Professor of English at City College, and the Graduate Center of the City University…

  • Perspective on James Baldwin
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    Perspective on James Baldwin

    In an excerpt from an In Depth program, Professor hooks talked specifically about the writings of James Baldwin and his influence on her and others.

  • emAll About Love New Visionsem
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    All About Love: New Visions

    Ms. hooks spoke about her book All About Love: New Visions, published by William Morrow. The book examines the sentimental aspects of romance, sexual urges, and details the problems that…

  • Black Literature Today
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    Black Literature Today

    Authors discussed literary styles, the need for different voices, books written for black readers, and the need to create an audience of black readers. They also responded to questions from…

  • emHappy to Be Nappyem
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    Happy to Be Nappy

    Ms. hooks talks about her book, Happy to Be Nappy, published by Hyperion. She focused on how the book teaches African-American children to be proud of their distinct characteristics, and her…

  • Feminism Power and Happiness
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    Feminism, Power, and Happiness

    Panelists discussed the women’s movement and their gains in politics and the workforce. They debated that while women have achieved equality their happiness has suffered in other areas.…

  • emRemembered Raptureem
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    Remembered Rapture

    Ms. hooks talked about her book, Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work, published by Henry Holt & Company, Inc. The book is a collection of essays celebrating the writing life and…

  • emBone Blackem Book Signing
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    Bone Black Book Signing

    Visitors to the BookExpo America were interviewed and Ms. hooks was shown signing her most recent books, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood and Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life.

  • Sisterhood Bookstore 25th Anniversary
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    Sisterhood Bookstore 25th Anniversary

    Persons gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sisterhood Bookstore, which the Wallaces founded to focus the burgeoning feminist literature. The speakers praised those who support…

  • Racial Justice
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    Racial Justice

    Professors hooks and West talked about their perspectives on the notion of “beloved community,” which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used to describe a world free of racism. They focused on…