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  • emThe Presidents Kitchen Cabinetem
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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

  • Black Panther Party
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    Black Panther Party

    Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames talked about their book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. They spoke with Byron Hurt about the legacy and impact of the organization…

  • C Nicole Mason Discusses emBorn Brightem
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    Born Bright

    C. Nicole Mason talked about her book Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America, in which she discusses poverty in America and her own personal struggle.…

  • Feminists in the Black Power Movement
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    Feminists in the Black Power Movement

    Authors Kenneth Janken, The Wilmington Ten, Rhonda Williams, Concrete Demands, and Erik McDuffie, Sojourning for Freedom, participated in a discussion on the Black Power movement.…

  • emFlorynce Flo Kennedyem
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    Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

    Professor Sherie Randolph talked about her book Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical, in which she discusses the life of Florynce “Flo” Kennedy, a leader in the…

  • emHarlem Nocturneem
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    Harlem Nocturne

    Farah Griffin, African-American studies professor at Columbia University, talked about her book, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II, in which she…

  • emThe Courage to Hopeem
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    The Courage to Hope

    Shirley Sherrod, former U.S.D.A. Georgia state director of Rural Development, recalls the controversy that ensued after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart released a clip taken from a speech Ms. Sherrod…

  • emAmerican Tapestryem
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    American Tapestry

    Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil…

  • emI Must Resist Bayard Rustins Life in Lettersem
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    I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters

    Michael Long presents a collection of over 150 letters from civil rights leader, Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), who was an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr., and an…

  • emThe Riot Within My Journey From Rebellion to Redemptionem
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    The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption

    Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991. Mr. King recalled the riots in…

  • emJubileeem
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    Mr. Dodson discusses his book Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture, published by National Geographic Society. The book traces origins of the unique African-American identity, with its distinctive…

  • emYoung Mr Obamaem
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    Young Mr. Obama

    Edward McClelland, former staff writer for the Chicago Reader, reports on President Obama’s first campaign for the Illinois State Senate. Mr. McClelland, who covered the primary campaign, profiles the then…

  • emA Wealth of Wisdomem
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    A Wealth of Wisdom

    Camille Cosby and Renee Poussaint hosted a panel discussion with some of the individuals profiled in the book they edited, A Wealth of Wisdom: Legendary African American Elders Speak,…

  • Phillis Wheatly Awards
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    Phillis Wheatly Awards

    Three black authors were recognized for greatly affecting the black community in the first annual Phillis Wheatly Award ceremony. John A. Williams is the author of many novels, including…

  • emForced Into Gloryem
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    Forced Into Glory

    Mr. Bennett spoke about his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The book depicts President Lincoln as a racist who grudgingly came to the decision to…