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  • African Americans and the Union Army
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    African Americans and the Union Army

    Oberlin College Professor Tamika Nunley detailed the reasons behind African Americans joining the Union Army during the Civil War and the important role they played in the war effort once they…

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  • Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers
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    Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers

    Author and history professor Daina Ramey Berry discussed the practice of buying and selling of slave cadavers to medical institutions, and African American grave robbers who supplied the trade. She…

    1,079 views
  • Institutions Addressing Their Slavery Legacies
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    Institutions Addressing Their Slavery Legacies

    College presidents and heads of historic sites talked about how their institutions were researching and highlighting the stories and contributions of those who were enslaved in their communities.…

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  • University of Virginia Slavery Legacies
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    University of Virginia Slavery Legacies

    University of Virginia professors talked about the legacies of slavery at the school and the current projects underway to reveal and acknowledge the institution’s historical relationship with…

    334 views
  • Black Activism During the Civil War
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    Black Activism During the Civil War

    Professor Douglas Egerton talked about black activism during the Civil War and into the early years of Reconstruction. He spoke about the series of conventions organized by activists in both northern and southern states…

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  • Black Leadership Oral Histories
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    Black Leadership Oral Histories

    Phyllis Leffler of the University of Virginia talked about her oral history project, “Explorations in Black Leadership.”

    252 views
  • Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview
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    Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview

    Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his upbringing in the segregated South and his grandfather’s influence on his career. This interview was conducted by Julian Bond, co-director of the…

    635 views
  • Angela Davis Oral History Interview
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    Angela Davis Oral History Interview

    Angela Davis talked about her early Civil Rights activism in the South and her thoughts on leadership. This interview was conducted Julian Bond, co-director of the Explorations in Black…

    873 views
  • Discussion on African American Views of the Civil War
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    African-American Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about African American views of the Civil War, including those of emancipated slaves, the U.S. Colored Troops, and political leaders such as Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois. “African…

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  • emSlaves Waiting for Saleem
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    Slaves Waiting for Sale

    Maurie McInnis discussed her book, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, about abolitionist art and the impact it had. The book revolves around a series of…

    1,434 views
  • Fugitive Slave Laws
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    Fugitive Slave Laws

    History professor Elizabeth Varon taught a lecture course in the fall of 2010 on the “Rise and Fall of the Slave South.” In this day’s lecture, she focused on the Fugitive Slave Law and the…

    1,091 views
  • Massive Resistance Panel 4
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    Massive Resistance, Panel 4

    A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court…

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  • Massive Resistance Panel 3
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    Massive Resistance, Panel 3

    A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court…

    121 views