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  • Abraham Lincoln John Quincy Adams and Slavery
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    Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Slavery

    Fred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, confronted the political dilemmas of slavery from colonization…

  • Little Rock Central High School Tour
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    Little Rock Central High School Tour

    Spirit Trickey, a National Park Service ranger, gave a tour of Little Rock Central High School, a national historic site. Her mother, Minnijean Brown, was one of “The Little Rock Nine,” the…

  • emTurn Away Thy Sonem
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    Turn Away Thy Son

    Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free Press. Ms. Jacoway, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, recounted the integration…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds Town Hall on Civil Rights
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    Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosted a civil rights town hall as part of its 47th annual legislative conference. Several Congressional Black Caucus members spoke, including…

  • emFalse Black Powerem
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    False Black Power?

    Jason Riley talked about his book False Black Power?, in which he argues that political capital for blacks has been a disadvantage for the race in terms of economic upward mobility.

  • emWarriors Dont Cryem
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    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her…

  • emPolicing the Black Manem
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    Policing the Black Man

    Professor Angela Davis talked about her book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, in which she explores the U.S. criminal justice system’s impact on African…

  • Paul Butler Discusses emChokeholdem
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    Q&A with Paul Butler

    Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.

  • Unbound Book Festival Panel Examines Life of James Baldwin
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    Panel Discussion on James Baldwin

    Panelists talked about the life and work of author James Baldwin. They spoke at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri.

  • emBuck v Davisem Oral Argument
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    Buck v. Davis Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Buck v. Davis, docket number 15-8049. The case concerns whether Duane Buck can appeal his death penalty sentence based on testimony by a witness called by…

  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

  • Washington Journal Jason Riley Discusses emFalse Black Powerem
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    Jason Riley on False Black Power

    Author Jason Riley talked about his book, False Black Power, and his view that “black political power” had failed to produce significant results for African Americans.

  • Corey Fields Discusses emBlack Elephants in the Roomem
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    Open Phones with Corey Fields

    Corey Fields, author of Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on African Americans and…

  • Panelists Discuss Future of HBCUs
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Panelists representing nonprofits and educators talked about the future of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). White House officials and staffers were among the audience…

  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do you support or oppose removing Confederate monuments?”

  • emOpening Dayem
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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

  • Washington Journal Peniel Joseph Discusses the Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement
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    Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement

    Professor Peniel Joseph talked about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • CBC Members Speak to Reporters After White House Meeting
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    Congressional Black Caucus White House Meeting

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA), spoke to reporters following their meeting with President Trump. Representative Richmond said the meeting…

  • President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs
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    Executive Order on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    President Trump signed an executive order related to historically black colleges and universities.

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