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  • Author Discussion on Race and Identity
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    Author Discussion on Race and Identity

    Kendra Allen, author of When You Learn the Alphabet, and and Jennine Cap Crucet, author of My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, talked about their books on race…

    191 views
  • Black Books Matter Book Party
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    Black Books Matter Book Party

    Book TV attended the Black Books Matter book party featuring White House correspondent April Ryan, author of Under Fire; Angel Rich, author of The History of the Black Dollar; and publisher…

    219 views
  • Little Rock Central High School Integration
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    Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Carlotta Walls was fourteen years old and Terrence Roberts fifteen years old when they entered Little Rock Central High School on September 23, 1957. The two members of the “Little Rock Nine” recalled their…

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  • Judiciary Committee Holds Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices
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    House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Policing Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the oversight of policing practices. Witnesses included Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed…

    4,789 views
  • emA Terrible Thing to Wasteem
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    A Terrible Thing to Waste

    Bioethicist Harriet Washington talked about her book, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind, in which she detailed how environmental hazards…

    309 views
  • emReclaiming the Black Pastem
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    Reclaiming the Black Past

    In his book, Reclaiming the Black Past, author Pero Dagbovie explains how black history is misused in popular culture and what can be done to change it. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

    563 views
  • Washington Journal Derrick Johnson Discusses the NAACPs Role in Campaign 2020
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    Derrick Johnson on Black Voters and Campaign 2020

    Derrick Johnson, NAACP president, talked about some of the issues most important to the NAACP in the 2020 election, including voting discrimination.

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  • Printers Row Lit Fest
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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who in 1961 became the first African American reporter at the Washington Post, talked about the hurdles she overcame during her career.

    399 views
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference
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    President Trump Remarks at National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference

    President Trump delivered remarks at the 2019 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) conference. He spoke of his administration’s commitment to making HBCUs a…

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  • emAfter Lifeem
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    After Life

    Alice Marie Johnson discussed her time in prison and President Trump’s commutation of her sentence in 2018.

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  • em1919em
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    1919

    University of Chicago Professor Eve Ewing discussed her book, 1919, and some of her other works.

    675 views
  • emSoaring to Gloryem
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    Soaring to Glory

    Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart talked about his book, Soaring to Glory, in which he recalled his life and experiences in combat during World War II.

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  • 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike
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    1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

    In February of 1968, 1,100 African-American Memphis sanitation workers went on strike. Historian Ryan Jones explained the events leading up to the strike and the role it played in bringing Martin Luther…

    179 views
  • National Gentrification Summit
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    National Gentrification Summit

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century hosted a national town hall meeting on gentrification at the New Jersey Institute for Technology in Newark. Speakers included economist…

    887 views
  • emLos Angeles Timesem Coverage of Nipsey Hussles Death
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    Los Angeles Times Coverage of Nipsey Hussle's Death

    Los Angeles Times reporters joined the National Press Club Journalism Institute to talk about the newspaper’s coverage of the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who in March 2019 was fatally shot in…

    467 views
  • emThree Days Before the Shootingem
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    Three Days Before the Shooting...

    Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison’s posthumous…

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

    Black viewers only responded to the question, “Who is your choice for president in 2020?”

    509 views
  • Detroits Birwood Wall
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    Detroit's Birwood Wall

    In 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit that was meant to separate white and black homeowners in the city. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan showed the wall, which runs north to 8 Mile…

    1,499 views
  • emWe Live for the Weem
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    We Live for the We

    Journalist Dani McClain talked about her book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, in which she shared her thoughts on the political power of black women.

    194 views
  • Escaped Slaves in Detroit
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    Escaped Slaves in Detroit

    The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American couple who had escaped from slavery. Historian and tour…

    585 views
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