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  • Rosa Parks and Civil Rights Activism
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    Rosa Parks and Civil Rights Activism

    Civil rights pioneers Fred Gray and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about Rosa Parks and her long history of civil rights activism. They highlighted her influence in igniting boycotts and…

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  • Washington Journal Michael Starr Hopkins  Paris Dennard Discuss the Black Vote  Campaign 2020
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    Michael Starr Hopkins and Paris Dennard on the Black Vote and Campaign 2020

    Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins and Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Paris Dennard talked about the black vote and campaign 2020.

    530 views
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    Busted in New York and Other Essays

    New York Review of Books contributor Darryl Pinckney talked about his book, Busted in New York and Other Essays, in which he reflected on the black experience in America.

    186 views
  • Washington Journal Theodore Johnson Discusses Race  Campaign 2020
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    Theodore Johnson on Black Voters and Campaign 2020

    Theodore Johnson of the Brennan Center talked about African-American voters and Campaign 2020.

    401 views
  • After Words with Thomas Chatterton Williams
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    After Words with Thomas Chatterton Williams

    New York Times Magazine contributor Thomas Chatterton Williams talked about his book, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race, in which he looked at race and identity. He was…

    698 views
  • First African American FBI Agent
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    First African American FBI Agent

    Former and current FBI agents discussed James Wormley Jones, who is thought to be the first African American special agent hired in 1919 by the forerunner of the FBI. The Newseum and FBI…

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  • In Depth with Jason Riley
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    In Depth with Jason Riley

    Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley talked about immigration, liberal politics, and the black power movement in America. He is the author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders,…

    1,457 views
  • emThe Assassination of Fred Hamptonem
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    The Assassination of Fred Hampton

    Jeffrey Haas talked about his book The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther (Lawrence Hill Books; November 1, 2009). On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton,…

    2,120 views
  • World War I African Americans and Civil Rights
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    World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. In conjunction, the museum also has…

    195 views
  • emRace for Profitem
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    Race for Profit

    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talked about her book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, in which she offers her thoughts on the undermining of…

    664 views
  • 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…

    437 views
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    Think Black

    Clyde Ford talked about his book, Think Black: A Memoir of Sacrifice, Success, and Self-Loathing in Corporate America, in which he recalled the challenges his father John Stanley Ford faced…

    496 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…

    843 views
  • emFor Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politicsem
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    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

    Political insiders Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, and Minyon Moore talked about the book they co-authored, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, in which they reflected on their…

    169 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…

    247 views
  • 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…

    5,576 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…

    389 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…

    619 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.

    1,249 views
  • 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.

    424 views
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