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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

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    Open Phones with Sharon Robinson

    Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson, reflected on her life in the civil rights movement. She discussed her book and took viewer phone…

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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first President. Catherine Kerrison, explored the…

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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She spoke at the 17th…

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    Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis' digital director and policy adviser, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and…

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    Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    Interview with Jeanne Theoharis

    Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. She was interviewed at the 15th annual…

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    Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), author of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, and Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life, talked about their books and responded…

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    Interview with Ilyasah Shabazz

    Ilyasah Shabazz spoke about her biography of her father for children, Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. She was interviewed at the 2014 National Book Festival, which…

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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the…

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    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson talked about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in…

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    The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner talked about his book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in the History and…

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    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson talked about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to…

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    The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner talked about his book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed following his…

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    Parallel Worlds

    Adele Alexander talked about her book Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin (University of Virginia Press, 2010). She responded to…

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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates

    Dorothy Height spoke about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by Public Affairs. Ms. Height related her personal experiences as a Civil Rights activist and leader.…

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    Lift Every Voice

    Patricia Sullivan talked about her book Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (New Press; August 1, 2009). She responded to questions from members of the…

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    Patricia Sullivan on the NAACP

    Patricia Sullivan talked about the history of the NAACP. She is the author of Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (New Press; August 1, 2009). She…

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    Annette Gordon-Reed on Jefferson and the Hemings Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed talked about President Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family. Her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton; September 17, 2008), was awarded…

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