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  • Washington Journal Lester Spence on Efforts To Take Down Confederate Statues
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    Lester Spence on the Removal of Confederate Statues

    Professor Lester Spence talked about efforts to take down Confederate statues. He spoke via video link from Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Panel Discussion on the Future of Baltimore
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    Panel Discussion on the Future of Baltimore

    Panelists talked about the future of the city of Baltimore, Maryland. “Baltimore: The Path Forward” was a panel discussion in the Literary Salon at the 20th annual Baltimore Book Festival.…

  • Washington Journal Lester Spence on Americas Inner Cities
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    Criminal Justice Reform, Racial and Socioeconomic Factors

    Lester Spence talked about the racial and economic divide in U.S. inner cities and how urban renewal efforts in the mid-1900s have affected minorities.

  • emStare in the Darknessem
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    Stare in the Darkness

    Lester Spence talked about his book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics, about the influence of hip-hop music on politics. This interview, conducted at Johns Hopkins…

  • A Tribute to Historian Manning Marable
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    A Tribute to Historian Manning Marable

    A panel discussion was held on the life and work of African-American history scholar, Manning Marable, who died on April 1, 2011, days before the publication of his biography of Malcolm X.…

  • AfricanAmerican Presidential Campaigns
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    African-American Presidential Campaigns

    Panelists talked about the role of African-Americans in presidential politics. They discussed the campaigns of African-American candidates, including Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Shirley…