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  • emBlack Gothamem
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    Black Gotham

    Carla Peterson recounts the lives of black elites in New York City in the 19th century. Professor Peterson examines a community of black New Yorkers, which included her ancestors, prior to the…

  • Slavery Martha Washington and Dolley Madison
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    Slavery, Martha Washington, and Dolley Madison

    Marie Jenkins Schwartz talked about her book, Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. She focused on how founding mothers Martha Washington and Dolley Madison viewed slavery and…

  • emIn Defianceem
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    In Defiance

    Susan Stessin Cohn talked about her book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. In her book, Ms. Cohn uses the text of runaway slave notices to describe the life…

  • Behind the TV Series Underground
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    Behind the TV Series "Underground"

    Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, co-creators of WGN America’s television series “Underground,” joined actress Aisha Hinds in a panel discussion about the show’s background and historical…

  • Drayton Hall Plantation
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    Drayton Hall Plantation

    George McDanile spoke about Drayton Hall plantation, the changing fortunes of the Drayton family after the Civil War, and the philosophy of restoring the plantation as a time line rather than a time capsule.…

  • emThe Great War and the Culture of the New Negroem
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    The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

    Mark Whalan talked about his book The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro, in which he examines the culture and lives of African Americans during World War I. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • emMen of Bronzeem
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    Men of Bronze

    Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I is the story of African American World War I soldiers of the 15th Infantry from New York, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” as told…

  • Karl Jacoby Discusses emThe Strange Career of William Ellisem
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    The Strange Career of William Ellis

    Karl Jacoby talked about his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. He spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.

  • Buffalo Soldier Regiments
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    Buffalo Soldier Regiments

    John Langellier talked about his book, Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army. He spoke about the all-black U.S. Army regiments ordered to defend the western frontier…

  • 1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race
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    1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race

    History professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery and race held in 1790. Professor Polgar argues that this discussion; which focused on…

  • Georgetown University Dedicates Campus Building to Slaves Sold in 1838
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    Georgetown University Building Dedication Ceremony

    Georgetown University held a ceremony to mark the renaming of two campus buildings: one for Isaac Hawkins, one of 272 enslaved persons sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits to…

  • Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits
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    Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits

    National Museum of African American History and Culture senior curator William Pretzer gave a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights era.

  • African American Heroines of the Civil War
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    African American Heroines of the Civil War

    C.R. Gibbs talked about the achievements of several African American women of the Civil War period, focusing on individuals he says have been overlooked. Mr. Gibbs told the stories of black…

  • Slavery and Freedom Exhibit
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    Slavery and Freedom Exhibit

    Museum specialist and co-curator Mary Elliott gave a tour of the “Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • African American Soldiers During World War I
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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

  • Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad

    The Maryland Park Service, together with the National Park Service, recently opened the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To commemorate the opening,…

  • Slavery at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello
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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Christa Dierksheide, Gardiner Hallock, and Steve Light showed some of the renovations taking place to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was renovating the south wing of…

  • Lincoln Slavery and the Dred Scott Case
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    Lincoln, Slavery, and the Dred Scott Case

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about Abraham Lincoln, his views on slavery, and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. Professor Guelzo described Lincoln’s upbringing and the career path…

  • Authors Discuss Slavery
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    Panel Discussion on Slavery

    Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade; Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The…

  • 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…

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