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  • emFreedoms Daughters The Civil Rights Movementem
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    Freedom's Daughters: The Civil Rights Movement

    Ms. Olson talked about her book Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970, published by Scribners. The book contains the untold story of the…

  • emMajor Conflict  One Gay Mans Lifeem
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    Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life

    Former Army Major McGowan talks about his book Major Conflict: One Gay Man’s Life in the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Military, published by Broadway. In his book he recounts his service in the U.S. Army and how the “don’t ask…

  • emAn American Storyem
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    An American Story

    Ms. Dickerson talked about her autobiography An American Story, published by Pantheon Books. The book examines her life and her rise from the black working middle class through the military…

  • emThe End of Blacknessem
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    The End of Blackness

    Ms. Dickerson talked about her book, The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners, published by Pantheon Books. In the book, the author explores the…

  • emReady for Revolutionem
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    Ready for Revolution

    Mr. Thelwell talked about Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael, published by Scribner. Mr. Carmichael, who changed his name to Kwame Ture in 1978 in honor of his…

  • emThe Pactem
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    The Pact

    Drs. Davis, Jenkins, and Hunt discussed their book, The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, published by Riverhead Books. In it, they tell the story of how a pact they…

  • emOut of Place A Memoirem
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    Out of Place: A Memoir

    Mr. Said talked about his book, Out of Place: A Memoir, published by Knopf. He described his personal development as a critic and thinker and his books about both the East and the West. He…

  • emCredit Card Nationem
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    Credit Card Nation

    Mr. Manning talked about his book Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America’s Addiction to Credit, published by Basic Books. This book is an examination of how the credit card…

  • emBlack White and Jewishem
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    Black, White and Jewish

    Rebecca Walker discussed her book Black ,White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, published by Riverhead Books. In her book and talk, Ms. Walker recounts the story of her quest…

  • emAll Things Censoredem
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    All Things Censored

    Ms. Hanrahan talked about the book she edited by convicted felon Mumia Abu-Jamal, All Things Censored, published by Seven Stories. The book contains essays written by Mr. Abu-Jamal, covering an…

  • emAfricanaem
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    Mr. Gates talked about his book Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, published by Hardcover. Mr. Gates talked about the early efforts of W.E.B. Du Bois…

  • emThe Freedom Writers Diaryem
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    The Freedom Writers Diary

    Ms. Gruwell and her students talked about their book The Freedom Writers Diary. The book is a collection of diary entries from their freshmen English class. They focused on how the book has…

  • emLies Across Americaem
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    Lies Across America

    Mr. Lowen talked about his book, Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong, published by New Press. He focused on how many of our most visited historic sites tell the wrong story and…

  • emHappy to Be Nappyem
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    Happy to Be Nappy

    Ms. hooks talks about her book, Happy to Be Nappy, published by Hyperion. She focused on how the book teaches African-American children to be proud of their distinct characteristics, and her…

  • emThe Color of Our Futureem
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    The Color of Our Future

    Ms. Chideya talked about her book, The Color of Our Future: Our Multiracial Future, published by William Morrow & Company. The book describes, through interviews from across the U.S., how…

  • emBlack and White on Wall Streetem
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    Black and White on Wall Street

    Mr. Jett discussed his book Black and White on Wall Street: The Untold Story of the Man Wrongly Accused of Bringing Down Kidder Peabody, published by William Morrow. Mr. Jett explained…

  • emNappy Hairem
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    Nappy Hair

    Ms. Herron talked about her book, Nappy Hair, published by Knopf, which used the African-American tradition of call-and-response to convey the story.

  • emFrom Slavery to Freedomem
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    From Slavery to Freedom

    Mr. Franklin talked about his book From Slavery to Freedom published by McGraw Hill Text. Alfred A. Moss was a contributor to the book. It is about the history of African-Americans…

  • emAlways in Pursuitem
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    Always in Pursuit

    Mr. Crouch talked abut his new book, Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives, 1995-1997. It is a collection of essays on several topics, including popular culture, politics and race.…