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  • emNever Caughtem
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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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  • emHidden Figuresem
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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…

    1,659 views
  • Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
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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…

    541 views
  • emStokely A Lifeem
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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…

    528 views
  • Jeanne Theoharis on emThe Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parksem
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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…

    977 views
  • Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph
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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…

    339 views
  • Interview with Ilyasah Shabazz
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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…

    710 views
  • emA Slave in the White Houseem
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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…

    584 views
  • emThe Warmth of Other Sunsem
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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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  • emThe Fiery Trialem
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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…

    886 views
  • emThe Warmth of Other Sunsem
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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…

    575 views
  • emThe Fiery Trialem
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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…

    305 views
  • emParallel Worldsem
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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…

    269 views
  • emLift Every Voiceem
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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…

    252 views
  • Patricia Sullivan on the NAACP
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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…

    344 views
  • Annette GordonReed on Jefferson and the Hemings Family
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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…

    822 views
  • emMirror to Americaem
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    Mirror to America

    Professor Franklin talked about his newest book, Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He described his life and education, and…

    220 views
  • African American History
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    African American History

    Professor Gates talked about writing African American history and answered questions from audience members. He co-authored with Professor Cornel West The African-American Century. He also edited…

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  • African American History
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    African American History

    Ms. Buckley talked about one of her books, American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. She also talked about writing African American history…

    145 views