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  • Eddie Glaude Discusses emDemocracy in Blackem
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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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  • Panel Discussion on AfricanAmerican Identity
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    Panel Discussion on African-American Identity

    Panelists at the Harlem Book Fair talked about African-American identity. Nell Irvin Painter is the author of The History of White People, Noliwe Rooks is the author of Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and…

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  • Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement
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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature. “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at the 2014 Harlem Book Fair…

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  • State of AfricanAmerican Literature
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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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  • Panel Discussion on Religion and Political Activism
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    Panel Discussion on Religion and Political Activism

    Panelists talked about how religious belief, religious institutions, and religious people came to be seen as essential to social freedom in African American life and political history. “The New…

    712 views
  • 2012 Presidential Election Panel
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    2012 Presidential Election Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the growth of the wealth gap between black and white families in the United States. Topics included the effect on the 2012 presidential election of changes in the attitudes of…

    783 views
  • Education of African Americans Panel
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    Education of African Americans Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the disproportionate number of failing schools that are predominantly comprised of impoverished students of racial and ethnic minorities. Also discussed was that black male…

    689 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
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    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    A panel discussion was held on the concept of “freedom” and the differences between freedom, privilege, and emancipation. African-American attitudes on feelings of entitlement and if earned freedoms have…

    581 views
  • AfricanAmerican Publishing Panel
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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…

    213 views
  • Black Economic History Panel
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    Black Economic History Panel

    Authors talked about their books on African-American economic history. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “Black Wealth Past and Present: The Politics of Black Wealth” was…

    600 views
  • Panel on Manning Marables emMalcolm Xem
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    Panel on Manning Marable's Malcolm X

    Authors talked about the late Columbia University Black Studies scholar Manning Marable’s biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Professor Williams moderated. The panelists also responded to questions from…

    1,861 views
  • History of Black Humor Panel
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    History of Black Humor Panel

    Authors talked about their books on African-American humor. Mr. Brown moderated. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “On the Real Side: An Uncensored History of African American…

    852 views
  • Obama Administration Panel
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    Obama Administration Panel

    Authors talked about their books and papers on the expectations and realities of the Obama administration. Topics included the importance of race in the political and social landscape, domestic policy and social…

    669 views
  • The State of AfricanAmerican Literacy
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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…

    460 views
  • Biography and Memoir Panel
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    Biography and Memoir Panel

    Authors talked about their memoirs and biographies about finding success in spite of odds, expectations, or outwardly imposed perceptions. They responded to questions from members of the audience. The…

    875 views
  • Diversity in Childrens and Young Adult Publishing
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    Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Publishing

    Panelists discussed the problem of creating greater racial diversity in the production of children’s literature. Wade Hudson moderated. Jerry Craft is the author ofMamma’s Boyz; Zetta Elliott is the author of A…

    1,003 views
  • Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour
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    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    As part of the Harlem Book Fair a walking tour took place in the heart of Harlem, with many stops relating to writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. People…

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  • Phillis Wheatley Book Awards
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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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  • Black Biography Panel
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    Black Biography Panel

    A panel discussion was held on memoirs and biographies of blacks in Nigeria, Harlem, Guyana, Jamaica, and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Topics included the effect of environment on experience and the validity of the…

    421 views
  • AfricanAmerican Language and Culture Panel
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    African-American Language and Culture Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the politics of language and culture. The panelists discussed topics including the viability of a concept of “Standard English” in a country with many regional dialects and accents, why…

    1,031 views
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