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    Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois

    Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, an influential African-American sociologist, author, and civil rights activist in late-19th and early 20th…

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    Blood at the Root

    Patrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in which he recalls the murder of a young girl in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 and the…

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    James Baldwin

    Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He…

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    Interview with Carol Anderson

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she argues that throughout history black progress has been met by “white rage.”…

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    Slaves of the State

    Dennis Childs talked about his book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary, in which he argues that some southern states exploited a clause in the 13th amendment…

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    1955 Emmett Till Murder Case

    Devery Anderson talked about his book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. He spoke with Kansas City Public Library director Crosby…

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    Black Panther Party

    Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames talked about their book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. They spoke with Byron Hurt about the legacy and impact of the organization…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Legacy of Slavery

    The presidents of Georgetown and Harvard universities discussed the role slavery played in the history of their institutions and communities. They were interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates at…

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    Harriet Tubman and the Twenty Dollar Bill

    Scholars talked about the historical significance of the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the front of the twenty dollar bill, as well as the reactions to the…

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    White Rage

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she chronicles when in history black progress has been met by what she calls “white…

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    Truevine

    Beth Macy talked about her book, Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest - A True Story of the Jim Crow South. She spoke at the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in…

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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, in which she recalls a…

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    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. He spoke at the 33rd annual Miami Book Fair on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade…

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    Nat Turner's 1831 Slave Revolt

    Professor Patrick Breen talked about Nat Turner’s life, and the 1831 slave rebellion he led, and compared the historical record to portrayals in literature and film. He also described the…

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    My Father and Atticus Finch

    Joseph Beck talked about his book, My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama. He spoke at the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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    The Black Calhouns

    Gail Lumet Buckley talked about her book The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family, in which she examines American history through the lens of her…

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    Representative Keith Ellison on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the…

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    Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Congressional Delagate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall…

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    Syphax Descendants Interviews

    Craig Syphax and Stephen Hammond, descendants of the Syphax family, talked about their ancestors who were slaves at Arlington House before the Civil War.

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