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  • emSurvival Mathem
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    Survival Math

    New York University Professor Mitchell Jackson talked about his book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family , in which he reflected on his family’s multi-generational experience…

  • Frederick Douglass Book Prize
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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    Book TV presented coverage of the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The winners were Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of…

  • emBlack is the Bodyem
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    Black is the Body

    Professor Emily Bernard talked about her book, Black Is the Body: Stories of My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, in which she reflected on her experiences growing up black in…

  • emWaiting  Til The Midnight Hourem
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    Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour

    Peniel Joseph talked about his book Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, published by Holt. His book chronicles the history of the black power movement…

  • Creating the emWellRead Black Girl Anthologyem
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    Creating the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology

    Editor Glory Edim and contributors Mahogany Browne, Renee Watson, Veronica Chambers, Carla Bruce-Eddings, and Bsrat Mezghebe talked about the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology.

  • National African American ReadIn Breakfast
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    National African American Read-In Breakfast

    The National African American Read-in, an event that promotes literacy during Black History Month, held a breakfast to recognize the writing of African American authors in Washington, D.C.

  • Authors on Race in America
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    Authors on Race in America

    April Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated an author discussion on race in America. Participating authors included Jason Reilly, Wes Lowery,…

  • Uncovering the Legacies of Black Women
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    Uncovering the Legacies of Black Women

    Authors Blair Imani, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Bridgett Davis, and Camille Acker talked about the importance of writing about overlooked figures in American history.

  • Angela Davis and Common at UCLA Social Justice Summit
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    Angela Davis and Common at UCLA Social Justice Summit

    UCLA’s Black Alumni Association hosted a conversation with activist and author Angela Davis and rapper Common. They shared insights from their personal experiences in activism and standing…

  • Discussion on James Baldwins emIf Beale Street Could Talkem
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    Discussion on James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

    Actress Ebony Obsidian, Princeton University Professor Imani Perry, and novelist Jacqueline Woodson talked about the importance of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

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

    Political insiders Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore talked about their book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, in which they reflect on their…

  • Writing For and About Black Girls
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    Writing For and About Black Girls

    Young adult authors Renee Watson, Ibi Zoboi, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich talk about their work.

  • WellRead Black Girl Festival Keynote Address by Patricia Smith
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    Well-Read Black Girl Festival Keynote Address by Patricia Smith

    Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl founder, delivered the welcome address followed by a keynote address by poet and activist Patricia Smith. Prior to Ms. Smith, the program featured a musical…

  • Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland and the US Part 2
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    Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland and the U.S., Part 2

    Georgetown University hosted several panel discussions marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movements in Northern Ireland and the shared experiences found in the parallel movement…

  • QA with Zachary Wood
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    Q&A with Zachary Wood

    Zachary Wood, assistant editor at The Atlantic, talked about his book, Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America.

  • emWhat It Means to Be Daddyem
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    What It Means to Be Daddy

    In her book, What It Means to Be Daddy, author Jennifer Hamer examined the stereotypical role of the father and the psychological effects it has on black men who don’t meet the preconceived standard.…

  • Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men
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    Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the use of excessive and deadly force by police against unarmed black men. They discussed the legal frameworks that apply to the decisions made by…

  • President Trump Praises Arrest of Mail Bombs Suspect Calls Acts Despicable
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    President Trump Remarks at Black Leadership Summit

    President Trump delivered remarks at the Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House. The president began his remarks by addressing the arrest of a suspect in the suspicious packages case, in which mail…

  • Washington Journal Derrick Johnson Discusses NAACPs Role in Campaign 2018
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    Derrick Johnson on NAACP's Role in Campaign 2018

    Derrick Johnson talked about the NAACP’s efforts to increase African-American turnout in the 2018 midterm elections.

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

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments from black voters on the 2018 midterm elections.

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