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  • Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s
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    Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s

    Historians talked about black women pioneers in education since the 1960's and how these women transformed education for African Americans.

  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emBrown v Board of Educationem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Brown v. Board of Education

    Jeffrey Rosen and Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court unanimously ruled that separate public schools were not…

  • QA with Cate Lineberry
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    Q&A with Cate Lineberry

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book, Be Free or Die, about the life of Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped bondage during the Civil War and went on to become a member of the U.S. Congress.…

  • emWhat Is Slaveryem
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    What Is Slavery?

    Brenda Stevenson talked about her book, What is Slavery?. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Robbins House
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    Robbins House

    John Hannigan, scholar-in-residence at the Robbins House, talked about the lives of African Americans in Concord, Massachusetts, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. The Robbins House tells the story of…

  • emThe Counter Revolution of 1776em and emRace to Revolutionem
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    The Counter Revolution of 1776 and Race to Revolution

    Gerald Horne talked about his two books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during…

  • Underground Railroad Conductors
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    Underground Railroad Conductors

    Historians talked about Underground Railroad conductors and spy rings operating between New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. The event was part of the annual National Underground Railroad…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Slavery and American Independence
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    Slavery and American Independence

    The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Legacy of Slavery at Universities
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    Legacy of Slavery at Universities

    Historian Leslie Harris talked about African American access to higher education in the 20th century. and the relationship between slavery and colleges and universities.

  • 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…

  • emRemembering the Power of Wordsem
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    Remembering the Power of Words

    Former state senator Avel Gordly talked about her book, Remembering the Power of Words, in which she describes the challenges and struggles she faced growing up as an African American in Portland in the 1950s and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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