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    Racial Dynamics in the 1930s

    Cornell College professor Catherine Stewart talked about racial dynamics during the 1930s, including the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal-era effort to gather narratives from former…

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    Economics of Slavery

    Author Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation. This interview was recorded…

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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

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    Legacy of Slavery at Universities

    Historian Leslie Harris talked about African American access to higher education in the 20th century. and the relationship between slavery and colleges and universities.

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    Black Women and Early 1900s University Life

    Treva Lindsey talked about black women and early 1900s university life, including at Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University.

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    1964 Mississippi Summer Project

    Three participants in the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, a coordinated African American voter registration effort between several Southern civil rights organizations, talked about their…

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    From Emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement

    Panelists talked about the history of black freedom movements and their significance to United States history.*They marked the 50th anniversary of March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of…

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    Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade

    Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman spoke about the practice of kidnapping freemen from the North and sending them South during the 19th century. He also discussed the wide-spread…

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    Civil War Contraband Camps

    A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers were presented and Professor Blight had made comments, the panelists responded to questions from…

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    Richard Wright at 100

    Marking the 100th birthday of novelist, non-fiction author and social critic Richard Wright, the panelists talked about the body of his work. The moderator was Maryemma Graham. Hazel Rowley…

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    Writing History Vividly

    Moderated by Mr. Lamb, the panelists talk about the art of writing colorful narrative history. Robert Caro’s books include The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and three…

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