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    Life Portrait of Woodrow Wilson

    In the twenty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Woodrow Wilson. Among the issues they discussed were his boyhood during…

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    Creating Black Americans

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, published by Oxford University Press. She talked about how…

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    Writings of Sojourner Truth

    Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of Olive Gilbert,…

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    Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

    Author Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, published by W.W. Norton. It chronicled the life of Sojourner Truth, a former slave, who became a…

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    Writing History Vividly

    Moderated by Mr. Lamb, the panelists talk about the art of writing colorful narrative history. Robert Caro’s books include The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and three…

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    Urban Education: Opening and History Panel

    Following opening remarks for the Detroit Educational Summit, panelists talked about urban issues, historical conditions affecting urban communities, and improving conditions in urban…

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    Sojourner Truth Discussion

    Following a broadcast of the C-SPAN American Writers program on Sojourner Truth, panelists answered audience questions about the legacy of Sojourner Truth.

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    Women Writing Women's Lives

    Women authors discussed the importance of writing biographies about women, and recounted some of their experiences pertaining to the researching and writing of women’s biographies. After…

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    SUNY New Paltz Commencement

    Nell Irvin Painter delivered the commencement address at State University of New York at New Paltz. She talked about the history of the school and the social injustices that existed then.…

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    About Books Marathon

    Ms. Morris discussed her recent book, Rage For Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce and Ms. Painter talked about her recent book, Sojourner Truth, a Life, a Symbol and the experience of…

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