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  • After Words with JC Watts
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    After Words with J.C. Watts

    Former Representative J.C. Watts (R-OK) talked about his book Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding Strength Within, in which he discusses the guiding principles in his personal and professional…

    1,222 views
  • emStokely A Lifeem
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    Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

    514 views
  • emRoosevelts Second Actem
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    Roosevelt's Second Act

    Richard Moe spoke about his book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, in which he recounts President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision to seek an unprecedented…

    394 views
  • emA Slave in the White Houseem
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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the…

    569 views
  • emGenius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsteadem
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    Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about his book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a presentation in the History and…

    576 views
  • emBloody Crimesem
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    Bloody Crimes

    James Swanson talked about his book Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse (William Morrow, 2010). He talked about the correspondences…

    450 views
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    Supreme Discomfort

    The co-authors were interviewed by Professor Ogletree about their book, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by Doubleday. They talked about their reasons for…

    244 views
  • After Words with Peniel Joseph
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    After Words with Peniel Joseph

    Peniel Joseph recalls the black power movement in his book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. Mr. Joseph contends that the 1965 Voting Rights Act played a significant…

    570 views
  • After Words with Michael Long
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    After Words with Michael Long

    Michael Long talked about the book he edited, First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson, published by Times Books. In the book he has collected the personal correspondences of Jackie…

    209 views
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    Supreme Discomfort

    Kevin Merida talked about the biography of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas that he co-wrote with Michael Fletcher, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas,…

    105 views
  • Panel on News and Controversy
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    Panel on News and Controversy

    The panelists talked about the challenges faced by journalists. They emphasized the history and tactics used in writing books about famous African-American figures. Marcus Mabry wrote Twice…

    41 views
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    Supreme Discomfort

    Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher talked about their biography of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by…

    56 views
  • Race Relations in America
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    Race Relations in America

    The guests discussed race relations in America. Topics included politics, economics, education, health care, and media coverage of race issues. The guests also shared their personal…

    114 views
  • Poverty Inequality and Race
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    Poverty, Inequality and Race

    As part of the “National Media Forum on Poverty, Inequality and Race: 40 Years after the Kerner Commission,” journalists and media experts talked about the lack of media coverage of…

    107 views
  • Men in the Black Community
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    Men in the Black Community

    Alpha Phi Alpha, the first fraternity established for black men, held a discussion on “Where in the World Is the African-American Male?” with members of Congress at the Alpha Phi Alpha…

    111 views
  • emBeing a Black Manem Series
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    Being a Black Man Series

    Kevin Merida talked about the newspaper’s series, "Being a Black Man", on what it means to a black man in today’s society. The series began that day in the Washington Post. The guest…

    156 views
  • Race and the White House Press Corps
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    Race and the White House Press Corps

    Mr. Fennell moderated a panel discussing “Blacks in the White House Press Corps: Does Race Matter?” The panel was part of a forum held by the Institute for Advanced Journalism at North Carolina…

    58 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    In a program originating from the Washington Post newsroom, Mr. Merida talked about the news of the day and the operations of the Washington Post. He responded to audience telephone calls,…

    12 views
  • Inside the Media
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    Inside the Media

    Mr. Merida talked about the 2000 presidential campaigns, especially how they related to the African-American community. He also responded to audience questions.

    11 views
  • Black Journalists Roundtable
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    Black Journalists Roundtable

    Representative Gingrich took questions on a variety of domestic issues from African-American journalists, including affirmative action, economic empowerment and returning power to the…

    69 views
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