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  • Interpreting Slavery at Colonial Williamsburg
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    Interpreting Slavery at Colonial Williamsburg

    Former Colonial Williamsburg interpreters talked about bringing African-American stories to life, and about how they felt compelled to tell their ancestors' stories appropriately. Panelists…

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  • Confederate Flag Slavery and Modern Racism
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    Confederate Flag, Slavery, and Modern Racism

    Historians talked about the Confederate flag’s history in relation to slavery as well as to modern day racism. Washington National Cathedral hosted this discussion in response to the…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour

    Director Lonnie Bunch gives a “hard hat” tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This is an early look at the still unfinished museum, which…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included…

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  • Guns and Civil Rights
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    Guns and Civil Rights

    Charles Cobb talked about his book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, in which he discusses gun ownership and self-defense within the…

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  • Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen
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    Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

    Panelists talked about the achievements of the Tuskegee airmen, the first African-American military airmen. The event featured an eleven-minute film produced by the Army in 1944 and…

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  • African American History and the Confederacy
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    African American History and the Confederacy

    Scholars talked about African-Americans, the institution of slavery, and the history of the South and Confederacy. Among the topics they addressed were regional politics in the antebellum…

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  • American Slavery in History and Memory
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    American Slavery in History and Memory

    Scholars and historians discussed images of American slavery and how these affected U.S. culture. They talked about the tragedy of slavery, the question of reparations, and other related…

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  • Slavery and the Printed Word
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    Slavery and the Printed Word

    The forum participants discussed the importance of the printed word in shaping popular notions of slavery. They talked about their work in academia and journalism and criticized current…

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