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  • emWhat It Isem
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    What It Is

    Author and professor Clifford Thompson talked about his book, What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blue, in which he shared his thoughts on politics and race in America.…

  • Panel Discussion on Politics and Literature
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    Panel Discussion on Politics and Literature

    Panelists talked about politics and literature. Panelists included Edwidge Danticat, author of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work; author Charles Johnson; and Victoria Chevalier,…

  • 2009 National Book Awards
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    2009 National Book Awards

    The 60th annual National Book Awards ceremony was held at Cipriani in New York City with Andy Borowitz as the host. The National Book Foundation presented a Medal for Distinguished Contribution…

  • Millions More Movement Morning
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    Millions More Movement, Morning

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair,…

  • National Book Awards Dinner
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    National Book Awards Dinner

    Host Steve Martin introduced the chairs of the various book juries, who in turn announced the National Book Award winners. The winners also spoke briefly. Oprah Winfrey, after being awarded the…