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  • AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 83rd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which are given for “important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of…

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    60th Anniversary of Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Little Rock Central High School held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Arkansas school. Speakers included former President Bill Clinton, Governor Asa…

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  • National Press Club Luncheon with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr
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    Race in the U.S.

    Filmmaker Ken Burns and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates talked about race in the U.S.. The two produced documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement that were scheduled to premiere…

    1,787 views
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    Colored People: A Memoir

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his book Colored People: A Memoir, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells about the life of an African American between 1950 and 1970, when “colored” was the name used by both…

    2,098 views
  • 2013 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to books that have “made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human…

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    Africana

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana: The…

    431 views
  • Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture
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    Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at Cooper Union in New York City. Following her remarks, Justice…

    433 views
  • Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s
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    Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s

    Professor John Stauffer and Professor Peniel Joseph talked about Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael.

    768 views
  • 2012 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 77th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to “books that have made an important contribution to society’s understanding of racism and diversity of human cultures.” Jury…

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  • emLife Upon These Shoresem
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    Life Upon These Shores

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presented a history of African Americans in the United States from the 16th century to the present. He talked about why this book was dedicated to his father, and…

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  • emThe Honor Codeem
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    The Honor Code

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosophy professor at Princeton University, argues that “moral revolutions,” from the demise of duels to solve personal arguments in Britain to the end of foot binding in China, succeed when a…

    689 views
  • emWhistling Vivaldiem
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    Whistling Vivaldi

    The provost of Columbia University presents his study of the effects of stereotypes on learning and testing and the state of education in the U.S. He discovers that telling a group what a…

    2,199 views
  • emLincoln on Race and Slaveryem
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    Lincoln on Race and Slavery

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his two new books on race with Walter Isaacson. Lincoln on Race and Slavery (Princeton University Press; illustrated edition February 11, 2009) is a…

    1,239 views
  • Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln
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    Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his genealogical work, and President…

    970 views
  • Presidential Meeting with Professor Gates and Officer Crowley
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    Presidential Meeting with Professor Gates and Officer Crowley

    President Obama and Vice President Biden were shown meeting over beer with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer Sergeant James Crowley.

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    Invisible Giants

    Four contributors to Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books, edited by Mark Carnes and published by Oxford University Press, sat down to discuss…

    263 views
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    Posterity

    Ms. Lawson introduced several fellow authors, who read selected letters from her new book, Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, published by Doubleday. Panelists, including…

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  • emAfrican American National Biographyem
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    African American National Biography

    Editors-in-chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about African American National Biography. The collection, written by 1,000 scholars, includes the biographies of over 4,000 African…

    345 views
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    Native Sons

    Author, playwright, and editor Stein discussed his book, Native Sons: A Friendship That Created One of the Greatest Works of the Twentieth Century: Notes of A Native Son. The author reflected on…

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  • emAfrican American Livesem
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    African American Lives

    Co-editprs Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about their book African American Live, published by Oxford University Press. It is an encyclopedia-like compilation…

    263 views
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