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    Diversity in Books

    Panelists talked about diversity in book publishing. Panelists included Sandra Michele Echols, president of the New York Black Librarians' Caucus; Stacy Whitman, publisher of Tu Books; children’s…

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    Panel Discussion on Zora Neale Hurston

    Panelists talked about author Zora Neale Hurston. Panelists included Cheryl Wall, English professor, Rutgers University; Rich Blint, contributing editor, The James Baldwin Review; Farah…

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    Democracy in Black

    Eddie Glaude talked about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, in which he looks at the state of black America. He spoke at the 18th annual Harlem Book…

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    Harlem Book Fair Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriguez delivered opening remarks at the 18th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City.

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    Panel Discussion on Race and Politics

    Panelists at the Harlem Book Fair talked about race and politics. Samuel Roberts is the author of Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation, Nell Irvin Painter is the author…

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    Panel Discussion on Economics

    Panelists at the Harlem Book Fair talked about economics. Dalton Conley is the author of Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America, William Tabb is the author of The…

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    Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing

    Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and developing the educational book market, to increase public awareness of…

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    State of African-American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk at the 2014 Harlem…

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    2014 Harlem Book Fair Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriguez and Khalil Muhammad made opening and welcoming remarks at the beginning of session of the 2014 Harlem Book Fair at the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public…

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    Harlem Book Fair Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriquez talked about the Harlem Book Fair which he founded. Schedule information was given of Book TV’s live coverage of the 15th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium…

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    African-American Publishing Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the future of black publishing. Topics included the increased number of self-published books and the transition to digital publishing. The panelists responded to questions from…

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    The State of African-American Literacy

    Michael Lomax, the president of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), talked about the state of African-American literacy and the quality of education for all Americans. He also outlined his agenda and…

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    Phillis Wheatley Book Awards

    The presentation of the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards opened the 12th annual Harlem Book Fair. The award, named for the first published African-American female writer, is given for literary work and…

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    They Lived Before Adam

    Catherine Acholonu, author of They Lived Before Adam: Prehistoric Origins of the Igbo, The Never-Been-Ruled (Catherine Acholonu Research Foundation, 2009). The book details her research on the…

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    Forty Years of African American Publishing

    The panel talked about the development, challenges, and direction of African American Publishing. They focused on the implications of publishers focusing on "urban publishing". “40 Years of…

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    Harlem Book Fair

    Live coverage from the 10th annual Harlem Book Fair included: Schedule of Coverage: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm ET - 40 Years of African American Publishing panel 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET - James…

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    African-American Publishing

    Publishers talked about the history of African-American publishing. Topics included the longer than 40-year history of black publishing, the current preponderance of urban literature, the societal effect of…

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    The State of African American Literacy

    Former Rep. J.C. Watts delivered the annual State of African American Literacy address. Topics included literacy as a pathway to economic, political, and social leadership. He described the…

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    Relinquishing Blackness: The Class Divide in Black America

    A panel discussed whether comedian Bill Cosby’s comments on the lower class illustrate a division in Black America. Issues such as stereotypes and personal responsibility versus economic…

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    Harlem Book Fair Interviews

    Mr. Rodriguez talked about planning and carrying out the Harlem Book Fair. Ms. Fortune is the author of Growing Up Nigger Rich. Ms. Stewart talked about HarperChildren’s new books.

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